The number of unemployed persons in Sri Lanka increased to 399784 in the first quarter of 2019 from 389406 in the fourth quarter of 2018. Unemployed Persons in Sri Lanka averaged 486558.31 from 1990 until 2019, 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.

Unemployed Persons in Sri Lanka is expected to be 348000.00 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 355000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 349000.00 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 Unemployed Persons

In Sri Lanka, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
399784.00 389406.00 953794.00 282648.00 1990 - 2019 Quarterly
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