Dominican Republic Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

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 2019 was 13.47%, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • Dominican Republic youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 13.38%, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • Dominican Republic youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.48%, a 3.36% decline from 2016.
  • Dominican Republic youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 16.84%, a 0.35% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
Dominican Republic Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 13.47% 0.10%
2018 13.38% -0.11%
2017 13.48% -3.36%
2016 16.84% 0.35%
2015 16.50% 3.11%
2014 13.39% -4.20%
2013 17.59% 2.65%
2012 14.94% 0.85%
2011 14.09% 3.22%
2010 10.86% -1.71%
2009 12.57% 1.96%
2008 10.61% -1.85%
2007 12.45% 1.62%
2006 10.84% -2.75%
2005 13.58% 0.56%
2004 13.02% -0.54%
2003 13.56% 0.65%
2002 12.92% -0.71%
2001 13.62% 1.08%
2000 12.54% 0.04%
1999 12.50% 0.17%
1998 12.33% 0.09%
1997 12.24% 0.02%
1996 12.22% 0.09%
1995 12.13% 0.04%
1994 12.09% 0.16%
1993 11.93% 0.30%
1992 11.63% 0.05%
1991 11.58% 0.05%