Indonesia has reported the labor force of the country has increased to 2.5 million in the third quarter of 2016.
The Labor Force statistics are unofficial estimates of the labor pool, as they are not verified by the Ministry of Statistics and Data Management (MASDM), nor are they available through official sources.
The latest data shows a growth of 1.7 percent.
The labor force has increased by 723,000 since last year’s fourth quarter, but the growth is still below the official 2.2 million estimate of 2.6 million.
This year, Indonesia’s labor force is expected to grow by 9.3 percent.
This data comes on the heels of an increase in the number of Indonesians who have left the country, with the country’s official exit rate for February 2017 falling to 14.1 percent.
This figure was down from 16.3 in the fourth quarter.
However, the government continues to announce that Indonesia’s exit rate will remain unchanged at 15 percent in 2017.