Sri Lanka Employed Persons  Forecast


Employed Persons in Sri Lanka is expected to be 8061552.03 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 8071847.29 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Employed Persons is projected to trend around 8023967.41 in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Sri Lanka Labour Last Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 Q3/18 2020
Unemployment Rate 4.5 4.6 4.3 5 4.4 4.6
Employed Persons 8230207 8061552 8093603 8090411 8071847 8023967
Unemployed Persons 352875 353448 354644 356291 357934 372146
Labor Force Participation Rate 54.7 53.5 53.5 53.37 53.23 52.29
Population 21.2 21.34 21.37 21.4 21.43 21.62
Employment Rate 95.9 95.86 95.83 95.78 95.74 95.4
Living Wage Family 55614 54836 54004 54655 54146 54394
Living Wage Individual 30890 30053 30053 30053 30053 30053
Wages High Skilled 51400 50172 50172 50172 50172 50172
Wages Low Skilled 25000 21387 21387 21387 21387 21387
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.5 20.46 20.06 20.17 20.37 20.97