Sri Lanka Labour Force Participation Rate

2012 - 2020 | Quarterly | % | Department of Census and Statistics

Sri Lanka Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 50.1 % in Dec 2020, compared with 51.0 % in the previous quarter. Sri Lanka Labour Force Participation Rate is updated quarterly, available from Jun 2012 to Dec 2020, with an average rate of 53.3 % . The data reached the an all-time high of 54.7 % in Mar 2017 and a record low of 50.1 % in Dec 2020. Sri Lanka Labour Force Participation Rate is reported by reported by Department of Census and Statistics.

In the latest reports, Sri Lanka Population reached 21.9 million people in Jun 2020. Unemployment Rate of Sri Lanka dropped to 5.2 % in Dec 2020.

View Sri Lanka's Labour Force Participation Rate from Jun 2012 to Dec 2020 in the chart:

Sri Lanka Labour Force Participation Rate

What was Sri Lanka's Labour Force Participation Rate in Dec 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
50.1 Dec 2020 51.0 Sep 2020 50.1 Dec 2020 54.7 Mar 2017 % quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2020

Labour Force Participation Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 59.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Algeria (%) 41.7 2018 yearly 2003 - 2018
Argentina (%) 56.0 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Armenia (%) 60.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 66.7 Feb 2021 monthly Feb 1978 - Feb 2021
Austria (%) 77.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 63.1 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Bahrain (%) 72.6 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Bangladesh (%) 55.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Belarus (%) 87.0 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Belgium (%) 68.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Bolivia (%) 62.4 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 42.1 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) 69.4 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Brazil (%) 56.8 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 2012 - Jan 2021
Brunei (%) 63.9 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 55.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Cambodia (%) 87.4 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Canada (%) 64.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Feb 2021
Chile (%) 57.5 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 2009 - Feb 2021
China (%) 66.8 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Colombia (%) 61.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2021
Croatia (%) 51.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (%) 63.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2020
Czech Republic (%) 59.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2020
Denmark (%) 68.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Feb 2021
Ecuador (%) 64.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2020
Egypt (%) 42.2 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Estonia (%) 63.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 56.4 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Finland (%) 65.6 Dec 2020 monthly May 2004 - Dec 2020
France (%) 72.0 Jun 2019 quarterly Mar 2003 - Jun 2019
Georgia (%) 62.9 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
Germany (%) 56.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2020
Ghana (%) 66.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Greece (%) 57.9 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Dec 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 59.5 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1981 - Feb 2021
Hungary (%) 63.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Iceland (%) 76.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Feb 2021
India (%) 46.3 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 67.8 Aug 2020 semiannually Feb 2005 - Aug 2020
Iran (%) 38.3 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2020
Ireland (%) 61.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Israel (%) 60.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Feb 2021
Italy (%) 48.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 52.8 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Japan (%) 61.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Feb 2021
Jordan (%) 37.9 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 69.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2020
Kenya (%) 71.9 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
South Korea (%) 61.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (%) 40.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Sep 2020
Kuwait (%) 71.1 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 60.2 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Laos (%) 77.3 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Latvia (%) 69.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Lebanon (%) 45.3 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Lithuania (%) 62.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1998 - Dec 2020
Luxembourg (%) 55.7 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Macau SAR, China (%) 70.2 Feb 2021 monthly Sep 1996 - Feb 2021
North Macedonia (%) 55.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Malawi (%) 75.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Malaysia (%) 68.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2015 - Feb 2021
Malta (%) 77.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Mauritius (%) 75.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Mexico (%) 56.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Feb 2021
Moldova (%) 41.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
Mongolia (%) 57.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2006 - Dec 2020
Montenegro (%) 53.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Morocco (%) 44.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (%) 76.1 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 56.6 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Nepal (%) 77.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 68.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Feb 2021
New Zealand (%) 70.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (%) 53.4 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Norway (%) 63.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Oman (%) 67.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 50.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Palestinian Territory (%) 40.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2002 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) 66.5 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 72.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Dec 2020
Peru (%) 72.7 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
Philippines (%) 60.5 Jan 2021 quarterly Jul 2003 - Jan 2021
Poland (%) 56.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1998 - Dec 2020
Portugal (%) 58.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Qatar (%) 88.2 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Romania (%) 55.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Russia (%) 67.9 Dec 2020 monthly Aug 2009 - Dec 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 61.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2016 - Dec 2020
Serbia (%) 55.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Singapore (%) 68.1 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Slovakia (%) 59.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Slovenia (%) 58.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
South Africa (%) 56.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 58.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 50.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2020
Sudan (%) 46.9 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Sweden (%) 72.9 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 2005 - Feb 2021
Switzerland (%) 68.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -9.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2014 - Sep 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 9,715.872 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 8.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 78,253.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 98.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 5,065.070 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 27,169.760 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 3,093.110 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Government Debt: Foreign (LKR mn) 6,528,826.088 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 7,940,278.132 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -418,100.932 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 365,529.195 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 784,282.227 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 701,378.300 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 82,903.927 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 4.655 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -571.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 924.4 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Jan 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) -3.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,609.740 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 5,694.891 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,025.754 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,383.7 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1982 - Nov 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) -2.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 337,175.146 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 70,660.601 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 252.900 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1978 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 40.078 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1978 - Dec 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 14.391 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 272.490 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - Dec 2020
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 648.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Exports: India (USD mn) 768.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Exports: Italy (USD mn) 528.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Exports: United Kingdom (USD mn) 998.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Exports: United States of America (USD mn) 3,141.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Imports: India (USD mn) 3,899.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Imports: Japan (USD mn) 875.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Imports: Singapore (USD mn) 964.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 1,669.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Imports: China (USD mn) 4,034.000 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 135.100 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2021
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 165.800 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2021
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 91.691 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 8.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 240.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 103.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -10.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -5.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -115.113 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -21.783 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 51,617.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Sep 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 67.6 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 8,194.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 10.0 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.818 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -47,867.646 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
BoP: Current & Capital Account (USD mn) 250.399 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Secondary Income (USD mn) 1,828.690 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 8.511 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) -115.113 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 10.336 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -235.348 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets (USD mn) 662.147 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -1,408.748 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 4.760 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 888.984 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) 103.195 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 160.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: Current & CA: Debit (USD mn) 4,306.963 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 534.500 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -1,338.760 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) 240.063 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Debit (USD mn) 4,302.203 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) -462.413 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 654.409 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Assets: 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: Liabilities: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -47,867.646 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2013 - Dec 2020
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 60,527.415 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2013 - Sep 2020
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 11,932.361 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2013 - Sep 2020
No of Registered Enterprises (Unit) 5,489.000 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.7 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 9.7 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 6,215.488 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 45,098.161 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2021
M2 Growth (%) 22.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Mar 2021 monthly Mar 1997 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 3,618.2 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 367.820 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1977 - Mar 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 18.4 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2003 - Nov 2020
Total Deposits (USD mn) 56,221.036 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2002 - Nov 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 62,932.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 26.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 8,320.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2010 - Sep 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 36,570.573 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1983 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 13.19 Sep 2020 monthly Dec 1984 - Sep 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 39.82 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 4,057.700 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Mar 2021
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 3,618.182 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Mar 2021
Commercial Banks: Loans: Personal Loans & Advances (LA) (LKR mn) 1,538,442.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2010 - Sep 2020
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence: Net Balance (% Point) 18.8 Feb 2021 monthly May 2015 - Feb 2021
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 11.6 Feb 2021 monthly May 2016 - Feb 2021
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 56.750 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2020
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 59.400 Feb 2021 monthly May 2015 - Feb 2021

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