Sri Lanka Forecast: Unemployment Rate

1990 - 2027 | Yearly | % | International Monetary Fund

Key information about Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate Forecast

  • Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate is forecasted to be 5.100 % in Dec 2022 as reported by International Monetary Fund
  • It records no change from the last reported number of 5.300 % in Dec 2021
  • Looking ahead, Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate is projected to stand at 4.400 % in Dec 2027
  • The data is updated yearly and is categorized in CEIC under World Trend Plus’s Country Forecast – Table IMF.WEO: Unemployment Rate

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Sri Lanka Forecast: Unemployment Rate

What is Sri Lanka's Forecast: Unemployment Rate in 2027?

Sri Lanka Unemployment Rate is forecasted to be 5.100 % in Dec 2022 as reported by International Monetary Fund See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
4.400 2027 4.400 2026 4.000 2012 15.897 1990 % yearly 1990 - 2027

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Afghanistan (%) 0.000 yearly -
Albania (%) 10.000 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Algeria (%) 3.464 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Andorra (%) 1.675 2027 yearly 2010 - 2027
Angola (%) 0.000 yearly -
Antigua and Barbuda (%) 0.000 yearly -
Argentina (%) 8.100 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Armenia (%) 16.500 2027 yearly 2001 - 2027
Aruba (%) 5.091 2026 yearly 1991 - 2026
Australia (%) 4.703 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Austria (%) 4.800 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Azerbaijan (%) 5.564 2027 yearly 2000 - 2027
Bahamas (%) 11.431 2027 yearly 1986 - 2027
Bahrain (%) 3.951 2027 yearly 2007 - 2027
Bangladesh (%) 0.000 yearly -
Barbados (%) 9.392 2027 yearly 1981 - 2027
Belarus (%) 3.754 2027 yearly 1993 - 2027
Belgium (%) 5.522 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Belize (%) 7.404 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Benin (%) 0.000 yearly -
Bhutan (%) 5.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Bolivia (%) 4.000 2027 yearly 2000 - 2027
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.545 2027 yearly 1995 - 2027
Botswana (%) 0.000 yearly -
Brazil (%) 10.415 2027 yearly 1991 - 2027
Brunei (%) 6.822 2027 yearly 2011 - 2027
Bulgaria (%) 4.200 2027 yearly 1989 - 2027
Burkina Faso (%) 0.000 yearly -
Burundi (%) 0.000 yearly -
Cambodia (%) 0.000 yearly -
Cameroon (%) 0.000 yearly -
Canada (%) 5.009 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Cape Verde (%) 8.500 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Central African Republic (%) 0.000 yearly -
Chad (%) 0.000 yearly -
Chile (%) 6.808 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
China (%) 3.600 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Colombia (%) 9.490 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Comoros (%) 0.000 yearly -
Congo (%) 0.000 yearly -
Costa Rica (%) 9.000 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Croatia (%) 6.265 2027 yearly 1991 - 2027
Cyprus (%) 5.523 2027 yearly 1982 - 2027
Czech Republic (%) 2.300 2027 yearly 1995 - 2027
Democratic Republic of Congo (%) 0.000 yearly -
Denmark (%) 5.000 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Djibouti (%) 0.000 yearly -
Dominica (%) 0.000 yearly -
Dominican Republic (%) 6.000 2026 yearly 1991 - 2026
Ecuador (%) 3.644 2027 yearly 1988 - 2027
Egypt (%) 6.402 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
El Salvador (%) 7.000 2027 yearly 1988 - 2027
Equatorial Guinea (%) 0.000 yearly -
Eritrea (%) 0.000 yearly -
Estonia (%) 4.828 2027 yearly 1993 - 2027
Swaziland (%) 25.000 2016 yearly 1995 - 2016
Ethiopia (%) 0.000 yearly -
Fiji (%) 4.500 2027 yearly 1986 - 2027
Finland (%) 6.500 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
France (%) 7.399 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Gabon (%) 0.000 yearly -
Gambia (%) 0.000 yearly -
Georgia (%) 20.015 2027 yearly 1996 - 2027
Germany (%) 3.142 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Ghana (%) 0.000 yearly -
Greece (%) 10.610 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Grenada (%) 0.000 yearly -
Guatemala (%) 0.000 yearly -
Guinea (%) 0.000 yearly -
Guinea-Bissau (%) 0.000 yearly -
Guyana (%) 0.000 yearly -
Haiti (%) 0.000 yearly -
Honduras (%) 4.398 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 2.971 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Hungary (%) 3.805 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Iceland (%) 4.000 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
India (%) 0.000 yearly -
Indonesia (%) 5.100 2027 yearly 1984 - 2027
Iran (%) 10.819 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Iraq (%) 0.000 yearly -
Ireland (%) 4.955 2027 yearly 1985 - 2027
Israel (%) 3.700 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Italy (%) 8.900 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Ivory Coast (%) 0.000 yearly -
Jamaica (%) 7.700 2019 yearly 1980 - 2019
Japan (%) 2.400 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Jordan (%) 24.425 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 4.775 2027 yearly 1994 - 2027
Kenya (%) 0.000 yearly -
Kiribati (%) 0.000 yearly -
South Korea (%) 3.597 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Kosovo (%) 25.700 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
Kuwait (%) 1.276 2021 yearly 1981 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan (%) 6.605 2027 yearly 1994 - 2027
Laos (%) 0.000 yearly -
Latvia (%) 6.559 2027 yearly 1992 - 2027
Lebanon (%) 0.000 yearly -
Lesotho (%) 0.000 2015 yearly 2000 - 2015
Liberia (%) 0.000 yearly -
Libya (%) 0.000 yearly -

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -12.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2014 - Dec 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 6,561.904 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 86,754.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 104.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 7,185.828 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 39,280.396 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 3,741.173 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Government Debt: Foreign (LKR mn) 6,492,150.071 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 11,097,223.307 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 660,202.714 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 481,120.898 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 1,141,323.612 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 406,313.221 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -729,688.451 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.238 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -762.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Mar 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,057.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Mar 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) -3.4 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,973.126 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 6,311.358 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,346.415 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,819.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) -5.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 433,163.684 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 117,112.792 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 313.319 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1978 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 46.904 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1978 - Jan 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 28.395 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2016 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 337.831 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2016 - Jan 2022
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 570.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: India (USD mn) 606.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: Italy (USD mn) 455.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: United States of America (USD mn) 2,500.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Exports: United Kingdom (USD mn) 908.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Fuel (LKR mn) 86,691.717 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Investment Goods (LKR mn) 77,913.146 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Consumer Goods (LKR mn) 72,536.185 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Intermediate Goods (LKR mn) 244,273.072 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Textiles & Textile Articles (LKR mn) 63,772.978 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2022
Imports: Singapore (USD mn) 692.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: India (USD mn) 3,079.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 1,035.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: China (USD mn) 3,579.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Imports: Japan (USD mn) 528.000 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 169.649 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2022
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 167.734 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2022
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 88.369 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 4.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,139.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 178.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -21.447 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -21.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 0.107 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 50,724.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 60.9 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 8,416.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 10.2 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -3.333 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -55,740.330 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: Secondary Income (USD mn) 849.904 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -2,139.793 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Debit (USD mn) 6,582.723 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) -1,139.474 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) 655.966 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets (USD mn) 23.037 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 23.587 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Secondary Income: Credit (USD mn) 916.404 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Credit (USD mn) 5,443.248 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 287.199 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 66.500 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 5,699.886 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 178.747 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current & CA: Credit (USD mn) 5,458.353 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 529.138 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 4.360 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 9.405 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) -21.447 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 5.700 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) 987.770 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) -505.551 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities (USD mn) 1,145.070 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 943.165 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 3,560.093 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 15.105 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current & Capital Account (USD mn) -1,130.069 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -392.741 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current & CA: Debit (USD mn) 6,588.423 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 411.418 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
BoP: FA: Assets: Errors & Ommissions (USD mn) 192.632 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
BoP: FA: Assets: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 8,757.797 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2021
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -55,740.330 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2021
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 64,498.127 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2021
No of Registered Enterprises (Unit) 5,760.000 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.5 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 10.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 5,481.379 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 34,735.517 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
M2 Growth (%) 13.7 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 1997 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,617.9 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 0.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Mar 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 28.730 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1977 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 57,791.511 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 2002 - Jun 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 20.0 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 2003 - Jun 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 53,861.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 25.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 8,434.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2010 - Jun 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 40,288.514 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1983 - Feb 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 15.71 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1984 - Feb 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 40.18 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2021
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 1,827.000 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 2013 - Apr 2022
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 1,617.863 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 2013 - Apr 2022
Commercial Banks: Loans: Personal Loans & Advances (LA) (LKR mn) 1,677,224.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2010 - Jun 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -18.4 Mar 2022 monthly May 2016 - Mar 2022
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 100.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2021
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 57.800 Mar 2022 monthly May 2015 - Mar 2022

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