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Unemployment Declines as Bali Tourism Booms

Unemployment Reduced with 'Only' 77,600 People Now Looking for Jobs in Bali.

(4/5/2008) Kompas reports that Bali's improving tourism fortunes are having a positive impact on unemployment levels in Bali. Total unemployment in Bali reduced from 120,020 in 2006 to "just" 77,600 in 2007.

According to figures provided from the Denpasar office of Bank Indonesia, Bali's employment levels have increased to 77,4% which translates into 1.9 million active employment slots island-wide.

Bali's tourism sector - which includes hotels and restaurants, remains the top source of employment in Bali followed by the island's agricultural sector.

The highest levels of unemployment in Bali are found in the urban areas of Klungkung (6.84%) followed by Denpasar (5.4%) and Badung (4.58%). The lowest level of unemployment in Bali occurs in the agriculturally-oriented areas of Bangli (1.37%) and Tabanan (2.11%).

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