Dominican Republic: Youth unemployment

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 Dominican Republic

Youth unemployment, ages 15-24

 Latest value 12.06
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 13.27
 Min - Max 10.58 - 17.42
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Dominican Republic from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Dominican Republic during that period was 13.27 percent with a minimum of 10.58 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 17.42 percent in 2013. The latest value from 2023 is 12.06 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 16.02 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Dominican Republic - Youth unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Dominican Republic - Youth unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023




We present the rate of youth unemployment for Dominican Republic 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 5.30 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.50 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 8.30 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 3.77 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 12.06 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 63.93 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 40.63 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 51.80 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 76.14 2023 percent
 Self-employment 43.65 2022 percent
 Informal employment 54.50 2020 percent
 Employment 4.86 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 5.35 Q3/2023 percent
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