Dominican Republic Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2021 was 8.50%, a 2.37% increase from 2020.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.13%, a 0.23% decline from 2019.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.36%, a 0.5% increase from 2018.
  • Dominican Republic unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.86%, a 0.03% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
Costa Rica 17.95%
St. Lucia 16.91%
Guyana 16.43%
North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
Guatemala 3.57%
Cuba 2.76%
Thailand 1.42%
Dominican Republic Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 8.50% 2.37%
2020 6.13% -0.23%
2019 6.36% 0.50%
2018 5.86% 0.03%
2017 5.83% -1.45%
2016 7.28% -0.33%
2015 7.61% 0.89%
2014 6.72% -0.63%
2013 7.35% 0.63%
2012 6.72% 0.63%
2011 6.09% 0.88%
2010 5.21% -0.26%
2009 5.47% 0.71%
2008 4.76% -0.40%
2007 5.16% -0.49%
2006 5.65% -0.94%
2005 6.59% 0.29%
2004 6.30% -0.64%
2003 6.94% 0.16%
2002 6.78% -0.48%
2001 7.26% 0.83%
2000 6.43% 0.04%
1999 6.39% 0.03%
1998 6.36% 0.05%
1997 6.31% -0.03%
1996 6.34% 0.01%
1995 6.33% -0.03%
1994 6.36% 0.09%
1993 6.27% 0.06%
1992 6.20% -0.15%
1991 6.35% -0.15%