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Friday, 01 April 2016 - 16:29
Sri Lanka's Unemployment Rate Drops
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Sri Lanka's estimated unemployment rate for the fourth quarter 2015 has dropped to 4.3 percent from 5.0 percent in the third quarter.

The Unemployment Rate is the proportion of unemployed population to the total labor force.

The number of unemployed persons is estimated at 389 thousand 062 during the fourth quarter 2015.

The estimated employed population is about 8.6 million for this quarter, of which, about 47.2 percent engaged in Services sector, 27.5 percent in Agriculture sector and 25.3 percent in Industry sector.

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