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(From The Jakarta Post)
from THE JAKARTA POST -- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 -- PAGE 2 After almost two years in power, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his government have made little progress in their attempts to provide more jobs. Manpower and Transmigration Minister Erman Suparno outlined the problems and challenges the government faces in addressing unemployment in an interview with The Jakarta Post's Ridwan Max Sijabat
Question: What is the unemployment situation in Indonesia now? Answer: The unemployment rate has reached an alarming level since it has risen to double digits. Despite its fluctuating drops, the unemployment rate has remained high. According to National Statistics Bureau data, as of June 30, 2006, the unemployment rate stood at 10.6 percent, or 11.6 million of the 106 million-person workforce, a …