Sri Lanka Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2021

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Sri Lanka labor force participation rate for 2019 was 29.98%, a 0.39% decline from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka labor force participation rate for 2018 was 30.37%, a 2.06% decline from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka labor force participation rate for 2017 was 32.43%, a 2.18% decline from 2016.
  • Sri Lanka labor force participation rate for 2016 was 34.61%, a 0.53% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Cambodia 71.75%
Solomon Islands 70.45%
Lao PDR 59.71%
Honduras 57.94%
Vietnam 56.95%
Angola 56.53%
Vanuatu 55.09%
Cameroon 55.07%
Zambia 53.84%
Myanmar 50.67%
Nicaragua 50.41%
Bolivia 49.70%
Indonesia 47.40%
Uzbekistan 46.10%
Kenya 43.60%
El Salvador 43.60%
Lesotho 43.20%
Congo, Rep. 42.50%
Bangladesh 41.91%
Pakistan 41.67%
Timor-Leste 41.55%
Ghana 41.25%
Djibouti 40.02%
Kyrgyz Republic 39.36%
Georgia 38.83%
Philippines 37.17%
Papua New Guinea 35.54%
Sao Tome and Principe 34.82%
Cabo Verde 34.73%
Tunisia 32.37%
Ukraine 32.31%
Bhutan 31.31%
West Bank and Gaza 30.63%
Sri Lanka 29.98%
Nigeria 29.39%
Egypt 28.99%
Mongolia 28.14%
India 27.39%
Sudan 27.01%
Morocco 26.34%
Eswatini 25.24%
Mauritania 24.81%
Moldova 20.29%
Sri Lanka Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 29.98% -0.39%
2018 30.37% -2.06%
2017 32.43% -2.18%
2016 34.61% -0.53%
2015 35.14% 1.27%
2014 33.87% -1.59%
2013 35.45% 0.80%
2012 34.66% -0.72%
2011 35.38% -1.27%
2010 36.65% -2.70%
2009 39.35% -0.81%
2008 40.16% -0.81%
2007 40.97% -0.74%
2006 41.71% -0.60%
2005 42.31% -0.48%
2004 42.79% -0.39%
2003 43.17% -0.32%
2002 43.49% -0.31%
2001 43.80% -0.34%
2000 44.13% -3.73%
1999 47.86% -1.99%
1998 49.85% 4.78%
1997 45.08% 0.26%
1996 44.82% 1.59%
1995 43.23% -5.69%
1994 48.92% 1.58%
1993 47.33% -1.69%
1992 49.02% -1.95%
1991 50.97% -1.80%
1990 52.77% -1.80%