Employment Market

Market Employment Behavior - April 2010
(Slide Presentation)


Basic Data - 2005

Dominican Population

9.1 million

Population growth rate

1.2% per year

Population of working age (PET) (10 years old or more)

7.1 million (78.5% of total)

Economically Active Population (PEA) (active workforce)

4.0 million (43.9% of total)

Growth rate of PEA

2.1% annual

Global rate of Participation (TGP) (level of economic activity in the employment market)

55.8%

Employment rate

46%

 Unemployment

17.9%

Unemployment Benefits

10.4%

Looking for work for the first time

7.5%

Source: Social Information Unit (UIS), Technical Ministry of the Presidency/Support Program for Reform and Modernization of the Executive Powers in the Dominican Republic. 

Unemployment