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Sri Lanka Labor force participation

(percent, source: The World Bank)


Sri Lanka Labor force participation rate: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Sri Lanka from 1990 to 2012. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 56.31 percent with a minumum of 54.7 percent in 2004 and a maximum of 59.4 percent in 1998.


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The labor force participation rate is the percent of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active. That includes the employed and the unemployed individuals.

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World Bank definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.