Dominican Republic Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.90%, a 2.54% increase from 2019.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.36%, a 0.5% increase from 2018.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.86%, a 0.03% increase from 2017.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.83%, a 1.45% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Dominican Republic Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 8.90% 2.54%
2019 6.36% 0.50%
2018 5.86% 0.03%
2017 5.83% -1.45%
2016 7.28% -0.33%
2015 7.61% 0.89%
2014 6.72% -0.63%
2013 7.35% 0.63%
2012 6.72% 0.63%
2011 6.09% 0.88%
2010 5.21% -0.26%
2009 5.47% 0.71%
2008 4.76% -0.40%
2007 5.16% -0.50%
2006 5.66% -0.93%
2005 6.59% 0.29%
2004 6.30% -0.64%
2003 6.94% 0.16%
2002 6.78% -0.48%
2001 7.26% 0.83%
2000 6.43% -0.03%
1999 6.46% 0.04%
1998 6.42% 0.00%
1997 6.42% -0.01%
1996 6.43% 0.00%
1995 6.43% 0.00%
1994 6.43% 0.03%
1993 6.40% 0.10%
1992 6.30% 0.06%
1991 6.24% 0.06%