Employment Rate in Sri Lanka decreased to 95.40 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 95.50 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Employment Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 94.87 percent from 2004 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 96.30 percent in the third quarter of 2011 and a record low of 91 percent in the second quarter of 2004.

Employment Rate in Sri Lanka is expected to be 95.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Rate in Sri Lanka to stand at 95.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Employment Rate is projected to trend around 95.90 percent 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 372135.00 342210.00 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 21.80 17.40 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 Employment Rate

This page provides - Sri Lanka Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Employment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
95.40 95.50 96.30 91.00 2004 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last
Mexico 96.40 Sep/18
Switzerland 79.90 Jun/18
Netherlands 77.00 Jun/18
United Kingdom 75.50 Aug/18
Germany 75.40 Jun/18
France 65.90 Sep/18
Spain 64.01 Sep/18
Australia 62.20 Sep/18
Canada 61.50 Oct/18
South Korea 61.20 Oct/18
United States 60.60 Oct/18
Japan 60.50 Sep/18
Russia 60.30 Sep/18
Italy 58.80 Sep/18
Brazil 54.40 Sep/18
Turkey 47.60 Aug/18
South Africa 43.10 Sep/18
Argentina 41.90 Jun/18


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