Sri Lanka: Labor force: percent female

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 Sri Lanka

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 33.18
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 33.39
 Min - Max 32.16 - 35.47
 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 33.39 percent with a minimum of 32.16 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 35.47 percent in 1998. The latest value from 2023 is 33.18 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 41.56 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 - Labor force: percent female - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - Labor force: percent female - historical chart - 1991-2023




Definition: Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

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 Labor force 8.79 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 6.18 2022 percent
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 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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