The number of employed persons in Sri Lanka increased to 7970154 in the second quarter of 2018 from 7961358 in the first quarter of 2018. Employed Persons in Sri Lanka averaged 7121044.41 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.

Employed Persons in Sri Lanka is expected to be 8100000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employed Persons in Sri Lanka to stand at 8210000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Employed Persons is projected to trend around 8400000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.50 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 7970154.00 7961358.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 381834.00 372135.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.10 52.00 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 22.50 21.80 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 95.40 95.50 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7970154.00 7961358.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 1990 - 2018 Quarterly
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