Unemployment Rate of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of Democratic Republic of the Congo was 4.55% in 2020, a difference of +0.42 points from 2019; and the total labor force of Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2020 was 29,797,897. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 4.96% and 3.24% respectively in 2019.

The World Bank defines unemployment rate as "the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment".

The chart and table below shows the total, male, and female unemployment rates of Democratic Republic of the Congo for 1991-2020.

See also: Youth Unemployment Rate of Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of Democratic Republic of the Congo (%)
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Unemployment Rate of Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Year Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
1991 2.79 3.41 2.2
1992 2.83 3.4 2.27
1993 2.89 3.5 2.3
1994 2.91 3.54 2.29
1995 2.91 3.55 2.28
1996 2.91 3.51 2.32
1997 2.9 3.45 2.36
1998 2.9 3.42 2.39
1999 2.93 3.57 2.28
2000 2.91 3.56 2.26
2001 2.9 3.55 2.25
2002 2.92 3.59 2.26
2003 2.92 3.57 2.28
2004 2.89 3.55 2.24
2005 2.85 3.5 2.2
2006 2.98 3.65 2.31
2007 3.11 3.8 2.41
2008 3.29 4.01 2.56
2009 3.7 4.43 2.95
2010 3.98 4.71 3.22
2011 4.22 5.02 3.38
2012 4.49 5.31 3.61
2013 4.49 5.31 3.63
2014 4.44 5.21 3.62
2015 4.4 5.19 3.56
2016 4.35 5.17 3.47
2017 4.26 5.09 3.38
2018 4.18 5.01 3.3
2019 4.13 4.96 3.24
2020 4.55