Dominican Republic Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.83%, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.83%, a 1.45% decline from 2016.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.28%, a 0.32% decline from 2015.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2015 was 7.61%, a 0.89% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
Dominican Republic Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 5.83% 0.00%
2017 5.83% -1.45%
2016 7.28% -0.32%
2015 7.61% 0.89%
2014 6.72% -0.63%
2013 7.35% 0.63%
2012 6.72% 0.64%
2011 6.09% 0.88%
2010 5.21% -0.26%
2009 5.47% 0.70%
2008 4.76% -0.39%
2007 5.16% -0.50%
2006 5.66% -0.93%
2005 6.59% 0.28%
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% 0.16%
1998 6.30% -0.22%
1997 6.52% 0.02%
1996 6.50% 0.01%
1995 6.49% 0.11%
1994 6.38% 0.02%
1993 6.36% 0.20%
1992 6.16% 0.10%
1991 6.06% 0.10%