Sri Lanka Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2022

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 30.06%, a 1.64% decline from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka labor force participation rate for 2018 was 31.70%, a 3.12% decline from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka labor force participation rate for 2017 was 34.82%, a 0.21% increase 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
Solomon Islands 70.49%
Cambodia 70.43%
Lao PDR 58.87%
Honduras 57.95%
Angola 56.18%
Vietnam 55.95%
Vanuatu 55.17%
Cameroon 54.83%
Zambia 53.29%
Nicaragua 50.97%
Bolivia 49.92%
Indonesia 47.88%
Myanmar 45.96%
Uzbekistan 43.66%
El Salvador 43.37%
Lesotho 43.03%
Kenya 42.49%
Congo, Rep. 42.10%
Bangladesh 41.97%
Pakistan 41.62%
Timor-Leste 41.50%
Ghana 41.06%
Georgia 39.42%
Djibouti 39.31%
Kyrgyz Republic 37.31%
Philippines 36.52%
Mongolia 35.21%
Papua New Guinea 35.08%
Cabo Verde 34.50%
Sao Tome and Principe 34.33%
Nigeria 33.73%
Ukraine 32.02%
Bhutan 31.50%
West Bank and Gaza 30.32%
Sri Lanka 30.06%
Tunisia 28.68%
India 27.06%
Sudan 26.70%
Morocco 26.48%
Eswatini 25.11%
Egypt 24.39%
Mauritania 22.26%
Moldova 18.41%
Sri Lanka Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 30.06% -1.64%
2018 31.70% -3.12%
2017 34.82% 0.21%
2016 34.61% -0.53%
2015 35.14% 1.27%
2014 33.87% -1.58%
2013 35.45% 0.79%
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% -0.38%
2003 43.17% -0.32%
2002 43.49% -0.31%
2001 43.80% -0.33%
2000 44.13% -3.73%
1999 47.86% -1.99%
1998 49.85% 4.77%
1997 45.08% 0.26%
1996 44.82% 1.59%
1995 43.23% -5.69%
1994 48.92% 1.59%
1993 47.33% -1.69%
1992 49.02% -1.95%
1991 50.97% -1.80%
1990 52.77% -1.80%