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 2018 was 4.16%, a 0.05% increase from 2017.
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.10%, a 0.19% decline from 2016.
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.30%, a 0.12% increase from 2015.
  • Congo, Dem. Rep. unemployment rate for 2015 was 4.17%, a 0.01% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Yemen 12.93%
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Tajikistan 10.92%
Mali 9.57%
Gambia 8.91%
Syrian Arab Republic 8.12%
Eritrea 6.54%
Central African Republic 6.48%
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Sierra Leone 4.31%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4.16%
Guinea-Bissau 4.06%
Comoros 3.71%
Guinea 3.61%
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Chad 2.23%
Benin 2.13%
Liberia 2.03%
Tanzania 1.93%
Ethiopia 1.81%
Uganda 1.74%
Togo 1.67%
Madagascar 1.66%
Afghanistan 1.54%
Burundi 1.53%
Nepal 1.26%
Rwanda 0.97%
Niger 0.27%
Congo, Dem. Rep. Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 4.16% 0.05%
2017 4.10% -0.19%
2016 4.30% 0.12%
2015 4.17% 0.01%
2014 4.16% -0.27%
2013 4.43% -0.06%
2012 4.49% 0.19%
2011 4.30% 0.35%
2010 3.95% 0.28%
2009 3.67% 0.50%
2008 3.17% 0.19%
2007 2.98% 0.08%
2006 2.90% 0.05%
2005 2.85% -0.09%
2004 2.94% -0.13%
2003 3.06% -0.04%
2002 3.10% 0.03%
2001 3.06% 0.02%
2000 3.05% -0.03%
1999 3.08% 0.64%
1998 2.45% -0.01%
1997 2.46% -0.06%
1996 2.52% -0.50%
1995 3.01% -0.02%
1994 3.03% 0.28%
1993 2.75% 0.34%
1992 2.41% -0.13%
1991 2.54% -0.13%