Unemployment down to 9.1% in August

Unemployment in Indonesia fell to 9.1% in August 2007 from 10.3% a year before, Dow Jones reported Wednesday (2/1/08).

The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said the number of jobless dropped to 10.01 million people in August from 10.93 million a year before. At the same time, the labor force expanded to 109.95 million people from 106.39 million.

In order to create more jobs, the government has been working at improving the investment climate, including introducing tax exemptions on certain investments, simplifying investment procedures, and clamping down on rampant corruption.
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