Sri Lanka: Female labor force participation

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 Sri Lanka

Female labor force participation rate

 Latest value 32.09
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 35.19
 Min - Max 31.74 - 41.32
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 35.19 percent with a minimum of 31.74 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 41.32 percent in 1998. The latest value from 2023 is 32.09 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 51.07 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Sri Lanka - Female labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sri Lanka - Female labor force participation - historical chart - 1991-2023




The female labor force participation rate is the percent of the female population ages 15 and older who are economically active. That includes the employed people as well as the unemployed people.
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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 8.79 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 6.18 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 10.26 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 4.84 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 26.71 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 50.93 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 33.18 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 32.09 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 71.88 2023 percent
 Self-employment 42.15 2022 percent
 Informal employment 66.80 2019 percent
 Employment 8.01 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 4.70 Q3/2023 percent
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