The number of employed persons in Sri Lanka decreased to 7977000 in the second quarter of 2020 from 8020446 in the first quarter of 2020. source: Department of Census and Statistics - Sri Lanka

Employed Persons in Sri Lanka averaged 7212684.10 from 1990 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 8554179 in the third quarter of 2015 and a record low of 4962105 in the fourth quarter of 1992. This page provides - Sri Lanka Employed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Employed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2020.

Employed Persons in Sri Lanka is expected to be 8400000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employed Persons in Sri Lanka to stand at 8400000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Employed Persons is projected to trend around 8400000.00 in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Employed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7977000.00 8020446.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 1990 - 2020 Quarterly
Volume, NSA

Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.70 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 7977000.00 8020446.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 458359.00 483172.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 50.20 51.00 54.70 46.90 percent [+]
Population 21.90 21.67 21.90 9.87 Million [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 27.70 26.80 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 LKR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 94.30 95.50 96.30 91.00 percent [+]


Sri Lanka Employed Persons
In Sri Lanka, employed persons are individuals with a minimum required age who work during a certain time for a business.