INDONESIA: Graduates struggle to find jobs

University and diploma graduates in Indonesia find it harder to secure a job than high school graduates, the latest Central Statistics Agency report reveals, reports The Jakarta Post.

According to agency data released on Thursday, of 8.3 million unemployed people in Indonesia, university graduates account for 11.92% of total unemployment, while college graduates account for 12.78%. Meanwhile, elementary school graduates' share in the unemployment rate stands at only 3.81%, junior high school graduates 7.45% and senior high school graduates 11.90%.

The open unemployment rate slid slightly to 7.14% in August, compared with 7.41% in February this year and 7.87% in August 2009, the agency reported.
Full report on The Jakarta Post site