This is the List of Regions with the Highest Wages of Labor as of February 2022 All

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported that the national average wage for workers increased in February 2022, compared to the same period last year (year on year/yoy).

However, if viewed by province, labor wages varied, where half of all provinces experienced an increase in labor wages and the other half experienced a decrease in labor wages.

Based on data from the National Labor Force Survey (Sakernas) in February 2022, DKI Jakarta, North Sumatra, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Java, and East Kalimantan are the provinces that experienced the highest increase in labor wages.

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With the adjustment in labor wages, the following is a list of 5 provinces with the highest average labor wages as of February 2022:

1. DKI Jakarta

With the highest average growth in labor wages compared to other provinces, which amounted to 35.79 percent, DKI Jakarta has again become the region with the highest labor wages in Indonesia.

It was recorded that in February 2022 the average wage for workers in the State Capital was Rp. 5.58 million, much higher than the same period in the previous year of Rp. 4.11 million.

The average wage for DKI Jakarta workers at the beginning of this year was also higher than the level before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, where in February 2020 the province’s average wage was recorded at Rp. 4.56 million (an increase of 22.57 percent). .

2. Papua

The province recorded an average growth in labor wages of 8.48 percent yoy, from IDR 4.03 million in February 2021 to IDR 4.38 million in February this year.

With this average wage, Papua follows DKI Jakarta in the list of provinces with the highest wages.

When compared to February 2020, the average wage for Papuan workers in February 2020 grew by 10.44 percent.

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3. Riau Islands

BPS data shows that the average wage for Riau Islands workers decreased by 3.9 percent yoy from IDR 4.30 million in February 2021 to IDR 4.13 million in February this year.

The contraction forced Riau Islands to drop from the position of provincial champion with the highest average wage in February 2021, to rank third at the beginning of this year.

Although on an annual basis, when compared to the position before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, the Riau Islands’ average wage grew by 4.09 percent.

4. East Kalimantan

This province recorded an average growth in labor wages of 8.04 percent on an annual basis, from Rp. 3.52 million in February 2021 to Rp. 3.80 in February last year.

However, when compared to the position in February 2020, the average wage for East Kalimantan workers actually contracted by 2 percent.

5. Banten

Just like the Riau Islands, Banten also experienced a decrease in the average annual wage of workers, from Rp. 3.95 million to Rp. 3.64 million as of February 2022.

Not only on an annual basis, when compared to the position before the Covid-19 pandemic, the average provincial labor wage also decreased by 7.72 percent.

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