Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Mixed Picture on Unemployment
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

A Mixed Picture on Unemployment

Government Boasts Lower Rates of Unemployment While Some Bali Exporters Begin Layoffs.

Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge


While Bali's governor opened a development planning meeting on Monday, April 6, 2009, by applauding declining unemployment levels in Bali, other reports in the Bali press portend a more worrying wave of layoffs in Bali's export-oriented sector may be ahead.

As reported in, the number of jobs in Bali at the end of 2008 totaled 2.02 million, an increase of 2.4% over the 2007 total of 1.9 million positions.

Governor Pastika said: "This condition has reduced unemployment levels in Bali." The governor said that unemployment at the end of 2008 stood at 3.1%, well below the anticipated unemployment rate of 4.2%. He said this exemplary performance reflects the improving condition of Bali's tourism sector which is creating new employment opportunities both in the formal and informal sectors.

Government figures also claim that the number of people living below the poverty line in Bali stood at 215,700 at the end of 2008, down from the 229,100 "poor" on the books at the end of 2007.

Against these improvements, Pastika told the press that poverty remains a severe problem in Bali's remote villages. The governor is hopeful that the 5.97% rate of economic growth achieved in 2008 can be sustained through 2009.

More Reports of Mass Layoffs

In the face of the statistical evidence of improving employment prospects at the end of 2008, reports in NusaBali suggests a growing wave of layoffs in Bali's export sector may now be underway:

PT Karya Tangan Indah, the manufacturing arm for world famous John Hardy Jewelry, had terminated 130 workers through the end of 2008 leaving 520 workers still employed at their workshops.

• Furniture manufacturer PT Warisan in Seminyak has reduced the working hours of their staff.

Jenggala Keramik has reduced their staff by 30 workers.

Members of Commission D of the Badung House of Representatives claim dismissals at this stage of the developing global financial crisis are not needed and are calling on the Bali Department of Manpower undertake financial audits of any company seeking to undertake mass layoffs at this time.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Trip the Light Fantastic
Tango in Paradise – Masters of Dance to Perform in Bali Saturday, November 26, 2016
RIP: Sri Pitono: 1964-2016
Veteran Bali Travel Industry Member Sri Pitono Dies at Age 52
A Fatal Fall
English Hiker Falls to His Death on Mount Abang in Bali
Fatally Flawed Connection
Nine Dead and Many Injured as Pedestrian Bridge Collapses Connecting Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan
Bali’s Better on a Bicycle
Bali is the venue for a Cross Country Cycling event scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2016
Forgive, But Never Forget
Governor Pastika Calls for Forgiveness at 14th Anniversary of 2002 Bali Bombing
When a Lake Becomes a Trash Bin
People of the Ancient Village of Terunyan at Lake Batur in Bali Discard Garbage in the Lake as Garbage No Longer Collected by Local Authorities
Bridges are Falling
Bridge Collapse in West Bali Isolates Communities and Businesses in Tabanan
Be of Good Cheer!
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset Christmas Buffet Fundraiser on Sunday, December 4, 2016
Baksheesh Relief?
Special Team Formed to Battle Illegal Kickbacks Paid to Bali Police
Aborted Landing
Bali Airport Closes for 1.5 Hours to Make Emergency Runway Repairs
Charity as a Stretch
Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali hosts Family Yoga Session on the Beach for UNICEF on Sunday, November 27, 2016.
All [News]!