Democratic Republic of Congo 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.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 10.08%, a 0.33% increase from 2020.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 9.75%, a 1.21% increase from 2019.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.53%, a 0.03% increase from 2018.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.51%, a 0% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Haiti 35.66%
Somalia 34.74%
Syrian Arab Republic 26.22%
Yemen 25.47%
Comoros 21.66%
South Sudan 20.97%
Afghanistan 20.23%
Tajikistan 17.38%
Mali 17.31%
Gambia 15.49%
Eritrea 14.62%
Guinea-Bissau 12.84%
Central African Republic 11.80%
Sierra Leone 10.77%
Democratic Republic of Congo 10.08%
Malawi 9.85%
Togo 9.71%
Nepal 9.50%
Guinea 8.24%
Mozambique 8.12%
Burkina Faso 7.72%
Zimbabwe 7.33%
North Korea 6.13%
Ethiopia 5.72%
Senegal 5.04%
Madagascar 4.82%
Tanzania 4.60%
Uganda 4.33%
Benin 3.92%
Burundi 3.39%
Liberia 3.23%
Rwanda 2.93%
Chad 2.44%
Niger 1.02%
Democratic Republic of Congo Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 10.08% 0.33%
2020 9.75% 1.21%
2019 8.53% 0.03%
2018 8.51% 0.00%
2017 8.50% 0.01%
2016 8.50% 0.03%
2015 8.46% 0.02%
2014 8.44% 0.00%
2013 8.44% 0.00%
2012 8.44% 0.55%
2011 7.89% 0.54%
2010 7.35% 0.52%
2009 6.83% 0.54%
2008 6.28% 0.52%
2007 5.76% 0.52%
2006 5.24% 0.52%
2005 4.73% -0.04%
2004 4.77% -0.05%
2003 4.82% -0.05%
2002 4.87% -0.06%
2001 4.93% -0.06%
2000 4.98% -0.03%
1999 5.01% -0.03%
1998 5.04% -0.05%
1997 5.10% -0.03%
1996 5.12% -0.04%
1995 5.16% -0.05%
1994 5.21% -0.07%
1993 5.27% -0.03%
1992 5.30% -0.03%
1991 5.33% -0.03%