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Unemployment rates are high and it is quite easy to find unskilled labour in the Congo. WFP is using manpower companies for stevedoring to facilitate the administration of hiring and paying casual labour.

The unions in the country play an important role in resolving workplace issues by being a voice for employees and acting as a bargaining representative during bargaining negotiations.

Concerning the legislation ruling the employment market, presidential law #819/20/21 of 31 December 2010, establishes the economic treatment for employees in the public sector which is also used as reference for the private sector.


Labour Rate(s) Overview


(Local Currency & USD - $)

Rate as of 10/10/17

Daily General Worker (Unskilled casual labour)

80,000XAF – 144USD

 UN rates

Daily General Worker (Semi-skilled labour)

           120,000XAF – 220USD

 UN rates

Skilled Worker

            350,000XAF – 635 USD

 UN rates

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