Sri Lanka Labor Force Participation Rate  1990-2017 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in Sri Lanka decreased to 53.90 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from 54.70 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Labor Force Participation Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 50.27 percent from 1990 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 54.70 percent in the first quarter of 2017 and a record low of 46.90 percent in the third quarter of 1992.

Sri Lanka Labor Force Participation Rate
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Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.10 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8138728.00 8230207.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 380594.00 352875.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.90 54.70 54.70 46.90 percent [+]
Population 21.20 20.96 21.20 9.90 Million [+]
Wages High Skilled 60700.00 56800.00 60700.00 52500.00 LKR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 24500.00 22800.00 24500.00 22800.00 LKR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.00 18.50 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 95.50 95.90 96.30 91.00 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 42700.00 42700.00 42700.00 42700.00 LKR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 25100.00 25100.00 25100.00 25100.00 LKR/Month [+]


Sri Lanka Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides - Sri Lanka Labor Force Participation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53.90 54.70 54.70 46.90 1990 - 2017 percent Quarterly




labor force participation rate by Country
Country Last
United Kingdom 78.40 Aug/17
France 71.90 Sep/17
Russia 69.60 Sep/17
Indonesia 69.02 Dec/17
Switzerland 68.40 Mar/17
Canada 65.70 Oct/17
Italy 65.40 Jun/17
Australia 65.10 Oct/17
Netherlands 63.90 Mar/17
South Korea 63.30 Oct/17
United States 62.70 Oct/17
Brazil 61.80 Sep/17
Japan 61.10 Sep/17
Germany 60.80 Mar/17
Mexico 59.10 Sep/17
Spain 58.92 Sep/17
Euro Area 56.80 Mar/17
Turkey 53.70 Aug/17
India 52.50 Dec/13