Indonesia - Unemployment

Indonesia: Unemployment

Mnemonic LBU.IIDN
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Undefined 0.28 %
Data 31 Aug 2022 8,425,931
28 Feb 2022 8,402,153

Series Information

Source Statistics Indonesia of the Republic of Indonesia
Release Employment
Frequency Semiannual (August)
Start Date 2/28/2005
End Date 8/31/2022

Indonesia: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 31 Aug 2022 143,722,644 144,014,048 #, NSA 184 days
Labor Force Employment 31 Aug 2022 135,296,713 135,611,895 #, NSA 184 days
Primary Industries Employment 31 Aug 2022 38,703,996 40,635,997 #, NSA 184 days
Tertiary Industries Employment 31 Aug 2022 66,586,540 65,683,838 #, NSA 184 days
Unemployment 31 Aug 2022 8,425,931 8,402,153 #, NSA 184 days
Unemployment Rate 31 Aug 2022 5.86 5.83 %, NSA 184 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.