Democratic Republic of Congo Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo unemployment rate for 2022 was 4.99%, a 0.13% decline from 2021.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.11%, a 0.01% decline from 2020.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.13%, a 0.69% increase from 2019.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.44%, a 0% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Democratic Republic of Congo Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 4.99% -0.13%
2021 5.11% -0.01%
2020 5.13% 0.69%
2019 4.44% 0.00%
2018 4.43% -0.02%
2017 4.46% -0.02%
2016 4.48% 0.02%
2015 4.46% 0.01%
2014 4.45% -0.02%
2013 4.47% -0.02%
2012 4.49% 0.24%
2011 4.25% 0.24%
2010 4.02% 0.21%
2009 3.81% 0.26%
2008 3.55% 0.24%
2007 3.32% 0.23%
2006 3.09% 0.24%
2005 2.85% -0.01%
2004 2.86% -0.02%
2003 2.87% -0.02%
2002 2.90% -0.03%
2001 2.93% -0.03%
2000 2.96% 0.00%
1999 2.96% 0.00%
1998 2.95% -0.03%
1997 2.98% 0.02%
1996 2.96% 0.00%
1995 2.96% -0.03%
1994 2.99% -0.06%
1993 3.05% 0.01%
1992 3.04% 0.00%
1991 3.04% 0.00%