Increase in Unemployment Rates During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Andi Nur Ramadani(1*), Dewi Sartika(2), Hasmiah Herawaty(3),

(1) Tadris IPS, Fakulitas Tarbiyah, Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) parepare
(2) Tadris IPS, Fakulitas Tarbiyah, Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) parepare
(3) Tadris IPS, Fakulitas Tarbiyah, Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) parepare
(*) Corresponding Author



Abstract


 

This study aims to determine the increase in unemployment in Indonesia during the corona pandemic (covid-19) that is currently hitting, unemployment is one of the problems caused by the presence of covid-19. The purpose of writing this article is to provide information and see how big the unemployment rate in Indonesia is due to the covid-19 pandemic. The type of research method used is descriptive qualitative. The data and information that have been obtained are then collected, analyzed, and concluded. The results of this study are the number of unemployed that occurred in the quarter or period of August. The number of open unemployment recorded in Indonesia reached 9.77 million people or reached 7.07% in Indonesia. The number of workers affected by Termination of Employment (PHK) is one of the factors causing the increase in unemployment in 2020. The number of open unemployment has increased from August 2019 of 5.23% or 7.1 million people to 7.07% or 9.77 people compared to the previous year. Then the number of unemployed had decreased in February by 6.26%. However, the unemployment rate increased again after the government set the PPKM policy, causing an increase in unemployment in August 2021 with a total of 4.49%.


Keywords


Increase; Unemployment; Covid-19 Pandemic

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