Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka increased to 4.60 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 4.50 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 7.88 percent from 1991 until 2018, 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 2013.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-30 10:30 AM Unemployment Rate 4.0% 4.2% 4.2%
2018-06-29 11:10 AM Unemployment Rate 4.5% 4.0% 4.1%
2018-10-01 10:25 AM Unemployment Rate 4.6% 4.5% 4.4%
2018-12-28 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4.6% 4.3%


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 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 21.80 17.40 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 95.40 95.50 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 [+]
Minimum Wages 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 LKR/Month [+]


Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate

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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.60 4.50 16.60 3.70 1991 - 2018 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
South Africa 27.20 Jun/18
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.10 Aug/18
Turkey 10.80 Jul/18
Italy 9.70 Aug/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.10 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 6.10 Mar/18
Canada 5.90 Sep/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Australia 5.00 Sep/18
Russia 4.50 Sep/18
South Korea 4.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.70 Sep/18
United States 3.70 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Mexico 3.50 Aug/18
Germany 3.40 Aug/18
Japan 2.40 Aug/18
Switzerland 2.40 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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