Sri Lanka: Informal employment

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 Sri Lanka

Informal employment, percent of total employment

 Latest value 66.80
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2010 - 2019
 Average 69.43
 Min - Max 66.80 - 71.00
 Source International Labour Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2019. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 69.43 percent with a minimum of 66.8 percent in 2019 and a maximum of 71 percent in 2010. The latest value from 2019 is 66.8 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 50 countries is 56.43 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 - Informal employment - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - Informal employment - historical chart - 2010-2019




Definition: Informal employment as percent of total employment. Derived from national surveys conducted by the International Labour Organization.


 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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