Growth of employment in relation to output growth has been declining Although the performance of the economy of Bangladesh has been impressive in terms of output growth, the situation is different when growth of productive employment is considered. Moreover, it seems that the growth of employment in relation to output growth has been declining over time. In this regard, it may be useful to ask: what has been the rate of employment growth for every percentage growth in GDP? The answer to this question varies depending on the time period considered. Employment growth per unit of GDP growth for the economy as a whole registered a small increase during the first half of the 2000s compared to the second half of the 1990s. That happened across sectors – agriculture, manufacturing, construction and services. However, there was a reversal in that trend after 2005.