Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate  1996-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka increased to 4.60 percent in the second quarter of 2016 from 4.20 percent in the first quarter of 2016. Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 5.53 percent from 1996 until 2016, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-31 08:00 AM Q4 4.3% 5% 4.8%
2016-09-30 03:30 PM Q2 4.6% 5.3% 4.7%
2016-12-30 08:00 AM Q3 4.6% 4.6%
2017-03-31 08:00 AM Q4
2017-09-30 03:30 PM Q2




Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.20 11.30 3.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 7815280.00 7968931.00 8558431.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 377987.00 349686.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.30 54.10 54.30 46.90 percent [+]
Wages 8839.35 7556.25 8839.35 3121.95 LKR/Month [+]
Population 20.96 20.77 20.96 9.90 Million [+]
Employment Rate 95.40 94.70 96.30 91.00 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 97900.00 81600.00 97900.00 81600.00 LKR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 30900.00 25900.00 30900.00 25900.00 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 21.20 19.70 21.70 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.60 4.20 11.30 3.90 1996 - 2016 percent Quarterly



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