Democratic Republic of Congo Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.43%, a 0.16% increase from 2020.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.27%, a 0.82% increase from 2019.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.45%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.45%, a 0.01% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Democratic Republic of Congo Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.43% 0.16%
2020 5.27% 0.82%
2019 4.45% 0.00%
2018 4.45% -0.01%
2017 4.47% -0.01%
2016 4.48% 0.01%
2015 4.47% 0.00%
2014 4.46% -0.01%
2013 4.48% -0.01%
2012 4.49% 0.24%
2011 4.25% 0.24%
2010 4.01% 0.22%
2009 3.79% 0.25%
2008 3.55% 0.23%
2007 3.31% 0.23%
2006 3.08% 0.23%
2005 2.85% 0.00%
2004 2.85% -0.01%
2003 2.86% -0.01%
2002 2.87% -0.02%
2001 2.89% -0.02%
2000 2.90% 0.00%
1999 2.90% 0.00%
1998 2.90% -0.01%
1997 2.91% 0.01%
1996 2.90% 0.00%
1995 2.90% -0.02%
1994 2.92% -0.03%
1993 2.94% 0.00%
1992 2.94% 0.00%
1991 2.94% 0.00%