Sri Lanka: Employment

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 Sri Lanka

Employment, million people

 Latest value 7.82
 Reference Q4 2023
 Measure million employed people
 Data availability Q1 2019 - Q4 2023
 Average 8.09
 Min - Max 7.82 - 8.39
 Source Central Bank of Sri Lanka
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from Q1 2019 to Q4 2023. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 8.09 million employed people with a minimum of 7.82 million employed people in Q4 2023 and a maximum of 8.39 million employed people in Q1 2022. Click on the following link to see the values of Employment, million people around the world.
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Sri Lanka - Employment - recent values

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Sri Lanka - Employment - historical chart - 2019-2023
Measure: million employed people
Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka


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Definition: The number of people, in millions, engaged in the economy as paid employees or as self-employed.

 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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