Workforce

Aceh blessed with enormous working age that has huge potency to be prepared and educated to acquire higher skill in order to fulfill the labor needs. From a total of 5,37 million populations, more than half or 3,43 million people are in productive ages between 15-64 years. In general, the labor availability and quality as the investment fundamental considerations also became part of the government focuses.

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sector as well as the Wholesale and Retail Trade sectors are still the sectors that absorb the largest portion of labor, namely 37.40% and 15.13%, respectively. Furthermore, the Education Services sector absorbs 8.43% of the workforce.

The fourth largest labor portion is in the Accommodation and Food and Drink Provision sector, which is 6.87%. This figure has increased by 2.13% compared to the same period in 2020. The construction business sector also showed an increase in employment by 0.62% compared to the February 2020 period.

The workforce in Aceh province is currently dominated by workers with the latest high school education level. The workforce in Aceh Province in the first quarter of 2021 has similarities with the same quarter in the previous year, which is still dominated by workers with the latest education at the high school level.

However, the percentage of workers with a senior high school education decreased from 29.73% in February 2020 to 29.41% in February 2021. The workforce with a university graduate education showed an increase compared to the same period the previous year, from 13.65% to 14.44%. This can be an indication that there is an increase in the absorption of workers with higher levels of education.