Dominican Republic Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 15.89%, a 0.99% increase from 2018.
  • Dominican Republic youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 14.90%, a 1.42% increase 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 0.34% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Dominican Republic Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 15.89% 0.99%
2018 14.90% 1.42%
2017 13.48% -3.36%
2016 16.84% 0.34%
2015 16.50% 3.11%
2014 13.39% -4.20%
2013 17.59% 2.65%
2012 14.94% 0.85%
2011 14.09% 3.23%
2010 10.86% -1.71%
2009 12.57% 1.96%
2008 10.61% -1.84%
2007 12.45% 1.61%
2006 10.84% -2.74%
2005 13.58% 0.56%
2004 13.02% -0.54%
2003 13.56% 0.64%
2002 12.92% -0.70%
2001 13.62% 1.08%
2000 12.54% 0.00%
1999 12.54% 0.10%
1998 12.44% 0.08%
1997 12.36% 0.09%
1996 12.27% 0.09%
1995 12.18% 0.05%
1994 12.13% 0.06%
1993 12.07% 0.28%
1992 11.79% 0.30%
1991 11.49% 0.30%