Sri Lanka: Labor force: percent female

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 Sri Lanka

Labor force, percent female

 Latest value 34.22
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 33.6
 Min - Max 32.16 - 36.55
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 33.6 percent with a minimum of 32.16 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 36.55 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2022 is 34.22 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 41.66 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

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Sri Lanka - Labor force: percent female - historical chart - 1990-2022




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 8.71 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 6.70 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 9.87 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 5.06 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 26.12 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 50.90 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 34.22 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 33.09 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 70.70 2022 percent
 Employment 8.01 9/2022 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 4.70 Q3/2023 percent
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