Sri Lanka: Male unemployment

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 Sri Lanka

Unemployment rate for males

 Latest value 4.84
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 5.41
 Min - Max 2.68 - 10.29
 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 5.41 percent with a minimum of 2.68 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 10.29 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2023 is 4.84 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 6.41 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 - Male unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sri Lanka - Male unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023




Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

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 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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