Wednesday, March 02, 2011


The unemployment rate in East Kalimantan continues to decline since 2008. In 2008 the unemployment rate reached 11.11 percent. This number has declined 10.83 percent in 2009 and to 10.10 percent in 2010. That is, from about 3.5 million inhabitants, there were 350,000 unemployed in East Kalimantan. East Kalimantan provincial government to target poverty and unemployment down to reach the level of 7% in 2013 from the current position of 7.66%.

It is expected that through regional coordination meeting was to formulate a program to expand employment opportunities hinga reducing unemployment. At least decreased to below the average national unemployment rate of 8.24 percent. Reduced unemployment will reduce the number of poor people in East Kalimantan.

Based on data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the number of poor people in East Kalimantan in 2010 reached 243,000 people. This figure was ranked the fifth lowest in Indonesia. One effort to reduce unemployment is to maximize seven Training Center (VTC) owned by the provincial government. Currently seventh BLK capacity is only reached about 800 workers. Looking ahead, the provincial government will add three BLK again, each in Bontang, Berau and Kutai Barat.


lina@happy family on 8 March 2011 at 07:01 said...

Good news :)

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