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, we provide data for Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1991 to 2020. The average value for Democratic Republic of the Congo during that period was 6.11 percent with a minimum of 4.69 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 8.43 percent in 2013.
The latest value from 2020 is 8 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 182
countries is 15.90 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.