Labour and social trends in Indonesia 2014 - 2015: Strengthening competitiveness and productivity through decent work

The ILO’s Jakarta Office’s seventh issue of the Labour and Social Trends in Indonesia focuses on strengthening competitiveness and productivity through decent work. Decent work plays an important role in strengthening the competitiveness and productivity of a nation.

Strong household consumption coupled with investment were the key factors underpinning Indonesia’s economic performance in 2014. Growth in 2014 was accompanied by solid gains in the labour market, with evidence of employment expanding and conditions of work improving. However, economic performance during the first quarter of 2015 slowed to 4.71 per cent (yoy), largely attributed to a weakening of government consumption, the slowing of investment in the construction sector and deteriorating commodity prices.