Sri Lanka: Unemployment rate

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 Sri Lanka

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 4.3
 Reference Q4 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability Q1 2004 - Q4 2023
 Average 5.05
 Min - Max 3.7 - 9
 Source Central Bank of Sri Lanka
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from Q1 2004 to Q4 2023. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 5.05 percent with a minimum of 3.7 percent in Q3 2011 and a maximum of 9 percent in Q2 2004. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Sri Lanka - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Sri Lanka - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2004-2023
Measure: percent
Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 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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