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Govt upbeat on reducing unemployment

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 14 2017   /  12:27 am

Show me the data: National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) head Bambang S. Brodjonegoro (right), accompanied by Bappenas staff expert for priority sector infrastructure development Bambang Prijambodo (center) and Bappenas head of public relations and administrative management Thohir Affandi, gives a presentation at a press conference at the Bappenas headquarters in Jakarta on Monday. Government data show that economic growth, which reached 5.06 percent in the third quarter, creating job opportunities for 2.61 million people. The government seeks to reduce the open unemployment rate to between 4 and 5 percent in 2019. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)The government says its efforts to reduce unemployment are still within the target outlined in the medium-term development plan, despite recent statistics showing an increase in absolute numbers.The latest data from the Central Statistics Agency (BP...