The number of unemployed persons in Sri Lanka decreased to 458359 in the second quarter of 2020 from 483172 in the first quarter of 2020. source: Department of Census and Statistics - Sri Lanka

Unemployed Persons in Sri Lanka averaged 483666.87 from 1990 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 953794 in the fourth quarter of 1990 and a record low of 282648 in the second quarter of 2012. This page provides - Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on November of 2020.

Unemployed Persons in Sri Lanka is expected to be 425000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Sri Lanka to stand at 431000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 429000.00 in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
458359.00 483172.00 953794.00 282648.00 1990 - 2020 Quarterly
Volume, NSA

Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.70 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 7977000.00 8020446.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 458359.00 483172.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 50.20 51.00 54.70 46.90 percent [+]
Population 21.90 21.67 21.90 9.87 Million [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 27.70 26.80 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 LKR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 94.30 95.50 96.30 91.00 percent [+]


Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons
In Sri Lanka, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.