Congo, Dem. Rep. Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.24%, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.19%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.27%, a 0.08% decline from 2016.
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.36%, a 0.05% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Haiti 13.78%
Yemen 12.91%
South Sudan 12.24%
Somalia 11.35%
Afghanistan 11.12%
Tajikistan 11.02%
Gambia 9.06%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.37%
Mali 7.22%
Senegal 6.60%
Burkina Faso 6.26%
Malawi 5.65%
Eritrea 5.14%
Zimbabwe 4.95%
Sierra Leone 4.43%
Comoros 4.34%
Guinea 4.30%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.24%
Central African Republic 3.68%
Mozambique 3.24%
Liberia 2.81%
North Korea 2.74%
Guinea-Bissau 2.47%
Benin 2.23%
Ethiopia 2.08%
Togo 2.04%
Tanzania 1.98%
Chad 1.89%
Uganda 1.84%
Madagascar 1.76%
Burundi 1.43%
Nepal 1.41%
Rwanda 1.03%
Niger 0.48%
Congo, Dem. Rep. Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.24% 0.04%
2018 4.19% -0.08%
2017 4.27% -0.08%
2016 4.36% -0.05%
2015 4.41% -0.04%
2014 4.45% -0.06%
2013 4.50% 0.02%
2012 4.49% 0.26%
2011 4.22% 0.25%
2010 3.98% 0.29%
2009 3.69% 0.43%
2008 3.26% 0.18%
2007 3.08% 0.12%
2006 2.96% 0.11%
2005 2.85% -0.04%
2004 2.89% -0.03%
2003 2.92% 0.00%
2002 2.92% 0.04%
2001 2.88% 0.00%
2000 2.89% -0.01%
1999 2.90% 0.03%
1998 2.87% 0.00%
1997 2.87% -0.01%
1996 2.88% 0.01%
1995 2.87% 0.00%
1994 2.86% 0.01%
1993 2.85% 0.06%
1992 2.79% 0.03%
1991 2.76% 0.03%