Gov’t: COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Workforce has Diminished

By : Nata Kesuma | Wednesday, May 26 2021 - 22:10 IWST

Chairperson of the Committee for COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery (KPCPEN) Airlangga Hartarto, (Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat/Rahmat)
Chairperson of the Committee for COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery (KPCPEN) Airlangga Hartarto, (Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat/Rahmat)

INDUSTRY.co.id - The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Indonesian workforce has diminished, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto who also helmed the Committee for COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery (KPCPEN) has said.

“Social indicators also show an improvement where the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has diminished on the affected workforce. Unemployment in Indonesia is down [to] 6.26 percent from the previous 7.07 percent in August 2020,” Airlangga said in a press statement after a limited meeting on the Handling of COVID-19 Pandemic in Jakarta, Monday (24/5).

Airlangga stated that the working age population affected by COVID-19 has decreased from 29.12 million people in August 2020 to 19.10 million people in February 2021. “That means 10 million [people] has re-entered the workforce,” he added.

The trade balance in April 2021 also recorded a surplus of US$2.19 billion. This surplus was caused by an export growth of 51.94 percent (year-on-year/y-o-y) and an import growth of 29.93 percent (y-o-y).

“This is a positive sign and cumulatively, the good trade balance from January to April recorded a surplus of US$7.72 billion,” AIrlangga said.

In an effort to recover the national economy, the Government also  implemented the National Economic Recovery Program (PEN) which includes the health sector, social protection, priority programs, support for MSMEs and corporations, and business incentives. Until May 21, 2021, the realization of the PEN Program has reached Rp183.98 trillion or 26.3 percent of the ceiling.

“There was an increase of Rp60.72 trillion from the first quarter realization of PEN of Rp123.26 trillion,” he said. 

 

 

News Comment

Today's Industry

Photo: Aris Nurjani/VOI

Rabu, 28 Februari 2024 - 12:47 WIB

Carsurin and NBRI Strengthen Strategic Alliance to Propel Indonesia’s EV Industry

PT Carsurin Tbk ("Carsurin") and the National Battery Research Institute ("NBRI") are pleased to announce the signing of a pivotal Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA), marking a significant advancement…

Ilustrasi pabrik beras. (Foto: DetikFood)

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:40 WIB

Bapanas Head Ensures Availability of Rice Stock Ahead of Ramadan

The National Food Agency (Bapanas) has ensured the availability of rice for the fasting month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr 1445 Hijri/2024 CE. “We believe that there is enough rice for the fasting…

Receives Chairman of Jababeka (KIJA), Menpora Dito Ready to Support the Development of Sports SEZs

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:23 WIB

Receives Chairman of Jababeka (KIJA), Menpora Dito Ready to Support the Development of Sports SEZs

Chairman of PT Jababeka Tbk (KIJA), Setyono Djuandi Darmono met the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia (Menpora RI) Dito Ariotedjo at the Kemenpora RI Office, Senayan,…

The 7th Abu Dhabi Dialogue in Dubai: Commitment to Enhance Migrant Worker Welfare and Gender Equality

Senin, 19 Februari 2024 - 17:35 WIB

The 7th Abu Dhabi Dialogue in Dubai: Commitment to Enhance Migrant Worker Welfare and Gender Equality

Abu Dhabi, UAE - At the Ministerial-level Consultation Forum during the 7th Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) (10-11/2), the Indonesian Ambassador to Abu Dhabi represented the Indonesian Minister of…

Celebrating 65 Years of Indonesia - Cambodia Relations: Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh Organizes Roundtable Dialogue

Senin, 19 Februari 2024 - 17:31 WIB

Celebrating 65 Years of Indonesia - Cambodia Relations: Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh Organizes Roundtable Dialogue

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - The Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh organised a Roundtable Dialogue celebrating Indonesia-Cambodia Relations for 65 Years at the embassy (13/2). The event was attended…