Congo, 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, Rep. unemployment rate for 2019 was 9.47%, a 0.2% decline from 2018.
  • Congo, Rep. unemployment rate for 2018 was 9.67%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Congo, Rep. unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.76%, a 0.1% decline from 2016.
  • Congo, Rep. unemployment rate for 2016 was 9.86%, a 0.05% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 26.17%
Lesotho 23.41%
Eswatini 22.08%
Sudan 16.54%
Tunisia 16.02%
Georgia 14.40%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
Egypt 10.76%
Djibouti 10.30%
Mauritania 9.55%
Congo, Rep. 9.47%
Morocco 9.02%
Ukraine 8.88%
Nigeria 8.10%
Angola 6.89%
Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
Lao PDR 0.63%
Solomon Islands 0.58%
Congo, Rep. Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 9.47% -0.20%
2018 9.67% -0.09%
2017 9.76% -0.10%
2016 9.86% -0.05%
2015 9.91% -0.04%
2014 9.96% -0.06%
2013 10.02% 0.02%
2012 10.00% -1.90%
2011 11.90% -2.08%
2010 13.97% -2.13%
2009 16.10% -0.36%
2008 16.46% -0.95%
2007 17.42% -1.15%
2006 18.56% -1.23%
2005 19.80% -0.14%
2004 19.94% -0.11%
2003 20.05% 0.01%
2002 20.04% 0.12%
2001 19.91% -0.01%
2000 19.92% -0.04%
1999 19.96% 0.11%
1998 19.85% -0.01%
1997 19.86% -0.03%
1996 19.89% 0.03%
1995 19.86% 0.01%
1994 19.84% 0.04%
1993 19.80% 0.22%
1992 19.59% 0.11%
1991 19.47% 0.11%