Indonesia - Labor Force Employment





Indonesia: Labor Force Employment

Mnemonic LBE.IIDN
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Undefined 4.32 %
Data 28 Feb 2019 129,366,192
31 Aug 2018 124,004,950

Series Information

Source Statistics Indonesia of the Republic of Indonesia
Release Employment
Frequency Semiannual
Start Date 2/28/2005
End Date 2/28/2019

Indonesia: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 28 Feb 2019 136,183,032 131,005,641 #, NSA 181 days
Labor Force Employment 28 Feb 2019 129,366,192 124,004,950 #, NSA 181 days
Primary Industries Employment 28 Feb 2019 38,109,196 35,703,074 #, NSA 181 days
Tertiary Industries Employment 28 Feb 2019 63,301,511 59,486,353 #, NSA 181 days
Unemployment 28 Feb 2019 6,816,840 7,000,691 #, NSA 181 days
Unemployment Rate 28 Feb 2019 5.01 5.34 %, NSA 181 days
Agriculture Employment 2017 39,620,487 39,897,046 # Annual
Wage & Salaries 2016 11,986,721,560,000 11,153,394,872,489 IDR Annual

Release Information

For Indonesia, labor force status measures: working-age population (people age 15+), labor force participation rate, unemployment rate, employment status, employment by industry, educational attainment. Annual from 1997, semiannual from 2005.

The source writes:

The main source of employment data is National Labor Force Survey (Sakernas). This survey is specifically designed to collect information on labor force statistics. Previously, the collection of such data was integrated with other surveys, such as National Socio-Economic Survey (Susenas), Population Census (SP), and Inter-censal Population Survey (SUPAS). 

The first Sakernas was conducted in 1976, then conducted anually during the period 1977-1978. During 1986-1993, Sakernas was conducted quarterly in all provinces in Indonesia, only since 1994 until 2001 Sakernas was conducted yearly, every  August of the year. During the period 2002-2004, besides a yearly Sakernas, BPS also conducted a quarterly Sakernas. During the period 2005-2010, Sakernas has been conducted in semester period, i.e February (Semester I) and August (Semester II). 

In 2011 Sakernaswas conducted back on a quarterly basis which is: February (First Quarter), May (Second Quarter), August (Third Quarter), and November (Fourth Quarter). A Quarterly Sakernas is aimed to monitor the prompt indicators of Indonesian labor market which referred to the Key Indicators of the Labor Market (KILM) recommended by ILO (the International Labor Organization). The results of Sakernas for first quarter, second quarter , and fourth quarter was presented at the province level (sampel size 50,000 households). The results of Sakernas for the third quarter was published up to regency/municipality level, as the sample size was quite big around 200,000 households, that consist of 50,000 households from quarterly sample and 150,000 households were addition sample package.

Data is revised when new data becomes available.