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 2021 was 26.76%, a 0.82% increase from 2020.
  • Sri Lanka labor force participation rate for 2020 was 25.94%, a 2.44% decline from 2019.
  • Sri Lanka labor force participation rate for 2019 was 28.39%, a 1.58% decline from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka labor force participation rate for 2018 was 29.96%, a 2.93% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Solomon Islands 70.82%
Cambodia 68.43%
Bolivia 57.65%
Lao PDR 57.02%
Angola 56.24%
Cameroon 54.87%
Vanuatu 54.47%
Vietnam 53.49%
Zambia 53.06%
Honduras 50.92%
Nicaragua 49.46%
Indonesia 48.33%
Ghana 43.33%
Kenya 42.07%
El Salvador 41.33%
Myanmar 40.61%
Republic of Congo 40.60%
Timor-Leste 40.17%
Lesotho 39.92%
Bangladesh 39.38%
Pakistan 38.99%
Uzbekistan 37.89%
Kyrgyz Republic 35.62%
Ukraine 35.50%
Georgia 34.47%
Papua New Guinea 34.46%
Sao Tome and Principe 33.59%
Nigeria 31.89%
Philippines 31.65%
Mongolia 31.30%
Cabo Verde 29.16%
Tunisia 28.90%
West Bank and Gaza 27.91%
Sri Lanka 26.76%
Bhutan 26.38%
Sudan 26.06%
Morocco 25.76%
India 23.68%
Eswatini 22.92%
Mauritania 21.94%
Egypt 21.02%
Moldova 16.90%
Djibouti 13.28%
Sri Lanka Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 26.76% 0.82%
2020 25.94% -2.44%
2019 28.39% -1.58%
2018 29.96% -2.93%
2017 32.89% 0.21%
2016 32.68% -0.90%
2015 33.58% 1.00%
2014 32.58% -1.24%
2013 33.82% 0.33%
2012 33.49% -0.21%
2011 33.70% -1.16%
2010 34.86% -0.82%
2009 35.69% -0.84%
2008 36.53% -0.86%
2007 37.38% -0.87%
2006 38.26% -0.88%
2005 39.13% -0.86%
2004 39.99% -0.86%
2003 40.85% -0.86%
2002 41.71% -0.84%
2001 42.55% -0.83%
2000 43.38% -3.99%
1999 47.38% -1.65%
1998 49.03% 5.22%
1997 43.81% 0.04%
1996 43.77% 0.50%
1995 43.27% -6.65%
1994 49.92% 2.62%
1993 47.30% -0.54%
1992 47.85% -2.12%
1991 49.96% -2.13%
1990 52.09% -2.13%