Employment to Population Ratio (15-24 Years Old, Male) fell to 28.3% in Sri Lanka in 2018

Employment to Population Ratio (15-24 Years Old, Male) (%)
Labour | Sri Lanka | May 18, 2019
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Employment to Population Ratio (15-24 Years Old, Male) reached 28.3 % in 2018 in Sri Lanka. This is 2.16 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Employment to Population Ratio (15-24 Years Old, Male) in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 46.9 % in 1999 and an all time low of 28.3 % in 2018. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, Employment to Population Ratio (15-24 Years Old, Male) in India amounted to 41.7 %, 44.0 % in Malaysia, 49.6 % in Maldives and 57.0 % in Myanmar in 2018.

Sri Lanka has been ranked 146th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Employment to Population Ratio (15-24 Years Old, Male), 60 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The employment-to-population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed.

Employment to Population Ratio (15-24 Years Old, Male) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bangladesh % 56.0% 53.7% 52.3% 50.9% 49.6%
Cambodia % 75.5% 74.6% 73.7% 72.8% 72.7%
China % 49.6% 48.1% 46.5% 45.1% 43.8%
India % 45.7% 44.9% 44.4% 43.7% 42.8%
Indonesia % 50.4% 49.4% 48.3% 46.1% 46.6%
Laos % 58.7% 58.3% 57.9% 57.5% 57.1%
Malaysia % 45.4% 46.2% 46.0% 44.9% 44.6%
Maldives % 56.1% 56.2% 56.4% 53.9% 50.9%
Myanmar % 69.0% 68.3% 67.7% 67.1% 62.1%
Pakistan % 60.6% 59.6% 59.1% 58.2% 58.3%
Singapore % 36.2% 35.8% 37.6% 38.8% 38.6%
Sri Lanka % 40.0% 40.2% 38.2% 34.7% 31.5%
Thailand % 53.5% 51.7% 48.9% 47.6% 46.7%
Vietnam % 58.6% 60.5% 60.3% 60.3% 58.0%