Youth Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka decreased to 19.60 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 22.50 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Youth Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 24.71 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 38.10 percent in the first quarter of 1994 and a record low of 15.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Youth Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka is expected to be 21.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Youth Unemployment Rate in Sri Lanka to stand at 21.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Youth Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 20.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.10 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8088448.00 8040704.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 389406.00 346998.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.20 51.80 54.70 46.90 percent [+]
Population 21.67 21.44 21.67 9.87 Million [+]
Wages High Skilled 57500.00 60800.00 60800.00 52900.00 LKR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 21500.00 23500.00 23500.00 21500.00 LKR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.60 22.50 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 95.90 95.40 96.30 91.00 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 52100.00 52100.00 52100.00 52100.00 LKR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 29100.00 29100.00 29100.00 29100.00 LKR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 LKR/Month [+]


Sri Lanka Youth Unemployment Rate

This page provides - Sri Lanka Youth Unemployment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Youth Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19.60 22.50 38.10 15.40 1992 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
South Africa 55.20 Mar/19
Spain 32.70 Apr/19
Italy 31.40 Apr/19
Turkey 25.20 Mar/19
France 20.10 Apr/19
Euro Area 15.80 Apr/19
India 12.90 Dec/13
Australia 11.90 May/19
United Kingdom 10.40 Mar/19
South Korea 10.10 May/19
Canada 10.00 May/19
United States 8.50 May/19
Netherlands 6.30 May/19
Germany 5.30 Apr/19
Japan 3.90 Apr/19
Switzerland 1.80 May/19


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