The number of unemployed persons in Sri Lanka increased to 399784 in the first quarter of 2019 from 389406 in the fourth quarter of 2018. Unemployed Persons in Sri Lanka averaged 486558.31 from 1990 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 953794 in the fourth quarter of 1990 and a record low of 282648 in the second quarter of 2012.
Unemployed Persons in Sri Lanka is expected to be 358000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Sri Lanka to stand at 355000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 349000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.