Democratic Republic of the Congo: Youth unemployment
(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Youth unemployment, ages 15-24
For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1991 to 2019. The average value for Democratic Republic of the Congo during that period was 5.92 percent with a minimum of 4.09 percent in 1992 and a maximum of 8.41 percent in 2012.
The latest value from 2019 is 7.96 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 181
countries is 16.05 percent.
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We present the rate of youth unemployment for Democratic Republic of the Congo and other countries. Youth unemployment is the percent of 15-24 year olds who are part of the labor force but are unemployed. Recall that the labor force includes the employed and the unemployed people.
Definition: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.