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Indonesia's Middle Class Finds It Hard to Get Rich, Affected by the Collapse of the Manufacturing Industry

Collapse of labor-intensive industries causes labor absorption to decline. Formal sector absorption also decreased.

This article has been translated using AI. See Original .

By
REBIYYAH SALASAH, PRAYOGI DWI SULISTYO
· 4 minutes read

The following article was translated using both Microsoft Azure Open AI and Google Translation AI. The original article can be found in Kelas Menengah Indonesia Sulit Kaya, Terdampak Tumbangnya Industri Manufaktur

Production activities in the garment division of PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk or Sritex in Sukoharjo, Central Java, on Wednesday (13/2/2019).
KOMPAS/ERWIN EDHI PRASETYA

Production activities in the garment division of PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk or Sritex in Sukoharjo, Central Java, on Wednesday (13/2/2019).

JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The collapse of labor-intensive industries has resulted in a number of chain reactions, including making Indonesia's middle class increasingly vulnerable and making it difficult to get rich. The growth of labor-intensive industries must be higher than economic growth so that formal employment opportunities that can be utilized by the middle class become available more quickly.

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