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

According to recent data from the World Bank, the total unemployment rate of Republic of Congo was 10.27% in 2020, a difference of +0.67 points from 2019; and the total labor force of Republic of Congo in 2020 was 2,150,245. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 8.98% and 10.24% 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 Republic of Congo for 1991-2020.

See also: Youth Unemployment Rate of Republic of Congo.

Data Source: World Bank.
Unemployment Rate of Republic of Congo (%)
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Male
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Unemployment Rate of Republic of Congo
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Year Total Unempl.(%) Male Unempl.(%) Female Unempl.(%)
1991 19.59 18.66 20.54
1992 19.72 18.75 20.7
1993 19.93 18.99 20.88
1994 20 18.97 21.03
1995 19.99 18.79 21.19
1996 19.99 18.8 21.19
1997 19.97 19.05 20.9
1998 19.97 18.85 21.1
1999 20.05 19.12 20.98
2000 20 18.76 21.24
2001 19.96 18.81 21.12
2002 20.04 18.88 21.2
2003 20.03 18.98 21.1
2004 19.94 18.83 21.07
2005 19.8 18.54 21.08
2006 18.61 17.15 20.1
2007 17.49 15.96 19.05
2008 16.52 14.7 18.4
2009 16.1 13.93 18.34
2010 13.95 12.36 15.59
2011 11.89 10.89 12.92
2012 10 9.32 10.71
2013 10.01 9.32 10.73
2014 9.95 9.07 10.86
2015 9.9 9.08 10.77
2016 9.85 9.16 10.57
2017 9.75 9.21 10.31
2018 9.66 9.12 10.22
2019 9.6 8.98 10.24
2020 10.27