54.66% of the Labor Force in Indonesia Still Have Junior High School Education and Below

Suara.com – According to the level of education in 2021, around 54.66 percent of the workforce in Indonesia are still educated at junior high school and below, then 13.01 percent have diploma and university education, and 32.33 percent have high school or vocational education.

“The percentage of the workforce with junior high school education and below in rural areas is greater than that in urban areas,” said Secretary General of the Ministry of Manpower, Anwar Sanusi while attending a Public Discussion webinar titled Building Vocational UIs that are Competitive and Prosperous, Jakarta, Friday (10/15/2021).

Secretary General Anwar explained that the percentage of the workforce by education level and gender is more female than male. For the non-young age group, the labor force tends to have a relatively lower level of education than the younger age group.

In addition, according to him, the working population with low education tends to be in the primary sector, such as agriculture and mining. Meanwhile, secondary education is in the secondary sector which is engaged in construction, water gas, waste management. As for higher education, work in tertiary sectors such as trade and services.

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“People with low education work in the informal sector while the highly educated sector tends to work in the formal sector,” he said.

He said, workers with low education tend to work in the agricultural sector. They fill workspaces that don’t really require a fairly high level of expertise.

In terms of unemployment, they tend not to be unemployed because there are still many jobs that can be filled by this group.

“Because they work a lot in sectors that don’t really need a specific skill or expertise,” said Secretary General Anwar.

This is a challenge and we must make a very hard effort to be able to encourage human resources, especially in terms of skills.

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“We must be able to push very strongly so that employment conditions can be transformed,” he said.

Source: Suara.com – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by www.suara.com.

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