The number of employed persons in Sri Lanka increased to 8088448 in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 8040704 in the third quarter of 2018. Employed Persons in Sri Lanka averaged 7144632.70 from 1990 until 2018, 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 4.60 4.10 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8088448.00 8040704.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 389406.00 346998.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.20 51.80 54.70 46.90 percent [+]
Population 21.44 21.20 21.44 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 19.60 22.50 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 95.90 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8088448.00 8040704.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 1990 - 2018 Quarterly
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