Employment Rate in Sri Lanka decreased to 95.30 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 95.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018. Employment Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 94.91 percent from 2004 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 96.30 percent in the third quarter of 2011 and a record low of 91 percent in the second quarter of 2004.

Employment Rate in Sri Lanka is expected to be 95.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Rate in Sri Lanka to stand at 95.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Employment Rate is projected to trend around 95.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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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 Employment Rate

This page provides - Sri Lanka Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Employment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
95.30 95.40 96.30 91.00 2004 - 2019 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
Mexico 96.29 Jul/19
Switzerland 79.90 Mar/19
Netherlands 77.70 Mar/19
Germany 76.30 Mar/19
United Kingdom 76.10 Jun/19
France 66.00 Jun/19
Spain 64.49 Jun/19
Australia 62.60 Jul/19
Canada 62.00 Aug/19
South Korea 61.40 Aug/19
United States 60.90 Aug/19
Japan 60.70 Jul/19
Russia 59.70 Jul/19
Italy 59.10 Jul/19
Brazil 54.70 Jul/19
India 46.80 Dec/18
Turkey 45.60 Jun/19
South Africa 42.44 Jun/19
Argentina 42.30 Mar/19


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