Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate 1996-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka increased to 4.50 percent in the second quarter of 2014 from 4.10 percent in the first quarter of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 5.72 percent from 1996 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 11.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 1996 and a record low of 3.90 percent in the third quarter of 2011. Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka is reported by the Department of Census and Statistics - Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.50 4.10 11.30 3.90 1996 - 2014 percent Quarterly
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. Content for - Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, December 18, 2014.

Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.10 11.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8129.00 7430.00 8129.00 4951.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 336.00 308.00 964.00 308.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.60 53.40 54.20 46.90 percent [+]
Wages 8839.35 7556.25 8839.35 3121.95 LKR [+]
Population 20.48 20.33 20.87 9.90 Million [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Nov/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.70 Oct/14 4.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Nov/14 6.50 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Aug/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Oct/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Oct/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.20 Oct/14 12.90 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Oct/14 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.78 Oct/14 5.08 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Nov/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.20 Nov/14 5.10 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Nov/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 Nov/14 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.50 Sep/14 10.10 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Oct/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Nov/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]