Dominican Republic Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Dominican Republic youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 20.60%, a 5.78% increase from 2020.
  • Dominican Republic youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.83%, a 1.09% decline from 2019.
  • Dominican Republic youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 15.92%, a 1.01% increase from 2018.
  • Dominican Republic youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 14.91%, a 1.43% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
Dominican Republic Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 20.60% 5.78%
2020 14.83% -1.09%
2019 15.92% 1.01%
2018 14.91% 1.43%
2017 13.48% -3.31%
2016 16.79% 0.32%
2015 16.47% 3.11%
2014 13.37% -4.08%
2013 17.45% 2.58%
2012 14.87% 0.83%
2011 14.04% 3.19%
2010 10.84% -1.70%
2009 12.54% 1.93%
2008 10.62% -1.82%
2007 12.44% 1.60%
2006 10.84% -2.76%
2005 13.60% 0.61%
2004 12.99% -0.53%
2003 13.52% 0.72%
2002 12.80% -0.74%
2001 13.54% 1.04%
2000 12.50% 0.08%
1999 12.42% 0.08%
1998 12.34% 0.12%
1997 12.23% 0.02%
1996 12.21% 0.07%
1995 12.14% 0.01%
1994 12.14% 0.16%
1993 11.98% 0.15%
1992 11.83% -0.13%
1991 11.95% -0.13%