3 New Provinces in Papua Absorb More Manpower

goodmorningpapua.com – The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Papua ensures that the formation of 3 new provinces in Papua will absorb a large number of workers.

The 3 new provinces in Papua that will be inaugurated by the Ministry of Home Affairs tomorrow are South Papua, Central Papua and  Papua Pegunungan.

The Coordinator of the Social Statistics Function, Sugiyanto, said that in August 2022, the open unemployment rate (TPT) decreased by 0.50 percentage points or 2.83 percent compared to August 2021.

“From 100 people in the workforce, there are about 2 to 3 unemployed people, so that in August 2022 it will decrease from the previous year,” he explained, Thursday (11/10/2022).

The decline in the unemployment rate was caused by several factors, including absorption of labor in the agricultural sector which reached 71.49 percent, followed by 6.78 percent of trade and 5.68 percent of the government.

Based on the population after work, it is still dominated by elementary school graduates and below, in this case there are 60.14 percent of those who have not graduated, then 6.62 percent of diploma and university graduates.

“The working age tends to increase by 2.56 million people. With the inauguration of the new autonomous regions (DOB) it will increase employment opportunities for Papuans,” he said.

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