Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The unemployment rate in Sri Lanka decreased to 4.1 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 4.2 percent a year ago. The labor force participation rate increased to 54.7 percent from 54.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 8.08 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 16.60 percent in the second quarter of 1992 and a record low of 3.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-30 10:00 AM Q3 4.5% 4.6% 4.6%
2017-03-31 10:40 AM Q4 4.2% 4.5% 4.1%
2017-06-30 11:10 AM Q1 4.1% 4.2% 4.7%
2017-09-29 12:00 PM Q2 4.1% 4.9%
2017-12-29 08:00 AM Q3 4.8%




Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.20 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8230207.00 8006700.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 352875.00 348141.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 54.70 54.00 54.70 46.90 percent [+]
Wages 8839.35 7556.25 8839.35 3121.95 LKR/Month [+]
Population 21.20 20.96 21.20 9.90 Million [+]
Employment Rate 95.90 95.80 96.30 91.00 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 55614.20 53881.90 55614.20 53881.90 LKR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 30889.70 30116.00 30889.70 28560.80 LKR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 51400.00 50000.00 51400.00 49500.00 LKR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 25000.00 20600.00 25000.00 20600.00 LKR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.50 21.00 38.10 15.40 percent [+]


Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate Notes

In Sri Lanka, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.10 4.20 16.60 3.70 1991 - 2017 percent Quarterly



unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 17.22 Jun/17
Brazil 13.30 May/17
Italy 11.30 May/17
Turkey 10.50 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 May/17
Canada 6.50 Jun/17
Australia 5.60 Jun/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.10 Jun/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
Netherlands 4.90 Jun/17
United Kingdom 4.50 May/17
United States 4.40 Jun/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 May/17
South Korea 3.80 Jun/17
Mexico 3.30 Jun/17
Japan 3.10 May/17
Switzerland 3.00 Jun/17