The unemployment rate in Indonesia increased to 6.26 percent in the first quarter 2021 from 4.94 percent in the same quarter a year earlier, amid the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis. The number of unemployed persons surged by 1.82 million to 8.75 million. Meanwhile, the number of employed declined by 2.23 million to 131.06 million, mostly in the transportation and warehouse (-0.30 percent) while that in accommodation and food services reported the largest increase (0.34 percent). Meantime, the labor force participation rate declined to 68.08 percent in the first quarter from 69.21 percent in the prior year. source: Statistics Indonesia

Unemployment Rate in Indonesia averaged 6.05 percent from 1982 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 11.24 percent in the third quarter of 2005 and a record low of 2 percent in the fourth quarter of 1983. This page provides the latest reported value for - Indonesia Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Indonesia Unemployment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Indonesia is expected to be 6.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Indonesia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.70 percent in 2022 and 5.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Indonesia Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.26 7.07 11.24 2.00 1982 - 2021 percent Quarterly


Indonesia Unemployment Rate
In Indonesia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.