The number of employed persons in Sri Lanka increased to 8182970 in the first quarter of 2019 from 8088448 in the fourth quarter of 2018. Employed Persons in Sri Lanka averaged 7157451.68 from 1990 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 8554179 in the third quarter of 2015 and a record low of 4962105 in the fourth quarter of 1992.

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Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.60 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8182970.00 8088448.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 399784.00 389406.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.60 52.20 54.70 46.90 percent [+]
Population 21.67 21.44 21.67 9.87 Million [+]
Wages High Skilled 57500.00 60800.00 60800.00 52900.00 LKR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 21500.00 23500.00 23500.00 21500.00 LKR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.90 19.60 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 95.30 95.40 96.30 91.00 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 52100.00 52100.00 52100.00 52100.00 LKR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 29100.00 29100.00 29100.00 29100.00 LKR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 LKR/Month [+]


Sri Lanka Employed Persons

In Sri Lanka, employed persons are individuals with a minimum required age who work during a certain time for a business. This page provides - Sri Lanka Employed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Employed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8182970.00 8088448.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 1990 - 2019 Quarterly
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