The number of unemployed persons in Sri Lanka decreased to 441997 in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 486524 in the third quarter of 2020. source: Department of Census and Statistics - Sri Lanka

Unemployed Persons in Sri Lanka averaged 483220.75 from 1990 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 953794 in the fourth quarter of 1990 and a record low of 282648 in the second quarter of 2012. This page provides - Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in Sri Lanka is expected to be 429000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 429000.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons


Sri Lanka Unemployed Persons
In Sri Lanka, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.

Sri Lanka Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 5.10 percent Jun/21 5.70 16.60 3.70
Employed Persons 8031233.00 Dec/20 7967695.00 8554179.00 4962105.00
Unemployed Persons 441997.00 Dec/20 486524.00 953794.00 282648.00
Population 21.92 Million Dec/20 21.90 21.92 9.87
Youth Unemployment Rate 25.70 percent Dec/20 25.90 38.10 15.40