Unemployment Bomb Threatens Pasigala


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Of natural disasters, tsunami, earthquakes and liquefaction in Palu, Sigi and Donggala (Pasigala) will face the threat of unemployment bombs. Even predicted, in December 2018 the three regions will experience an increase in poverty due to high unemployment.

According to data and facts, in Palu, a number of hotels, restaurants, and shopping businesses are businesses that have been affected so much. As a result, many of their employees were laid off.

’'If the average hotel could hold one hundred employees and the mall, too. Can you imagine how many thousands of people are unemployed?" said the Central Sulawesi economic social observer to Kaili Post.

If each former employee has a family, then the purchasing power is ascertained due to the absence of work. ’That is the unemployment bomb determines the increase in poverty rates in Pasigala. The effect is to the overall Central Sulawesi, 'he said again.

Meanwhile, Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) of Central Sulawesi on Monday (5/11/2018) admitted that before the natural disasters, until August 2018, the number of workers in Central Sulawesi had increased by 2.38 percent from August 2017. Or 7,084 people. The total population of Central Sulawesi working in 2017 is 1,374,214 which increased to 1,451,491 people in 2018.

Meanwhile, for Central Sulawesi residents who are in working age, there are 2,161,870 people. The community labor force, as many as 1,509,972. Working as many as 1,451,495. Unemployment as many as 51,481 people. Not a workforce of 698,899, such as URT, schools and others.

In the working level, it is divided into three categories. Like full work 905,462, part-time 293,462 and half-unemployed as many as 152,052 people.

Central Sulawesi's economic growth before the natural disasters, or in the first quarter to third quarter 2018 rose to 6.42 percent compared to 2017. Its growth occurred in all economic sectors. The highest growth occurred in the electricity and gas procurement sector, amounting to 11.13 percent, accommodation and food and beverage providers (trade) 9.74 percent, mining and quarrying 9.47 percent.

The highest source of growth was influenced by the agriculture, forestry, fisheries sector of 1.38 percent, mining and excavation of 1.38 percent and processing industry of 0.99 percent.

Head of BPS Central Sulawesi, in his statement, Faisal revealed that the data was summarized before a natural disaster struck Central Sulawesi. For the developments in the fourth quarter of 2018, or post-disaster, Faisal said that the impact of this would automatically occur. But the optimism to get back up must still be there. "The effects of natural disasters on all sectors remain, but Central Sulawesi must rise," he said.**

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