Turun 1,2 Juta Orang, Tenaga Kerja di Sektor Pertanian

Dropped 1.2 Million People, Labor in Agriculture

Reporter : Gusmiati Waris
Editor : Cahyani Harzi
Translator : Dhelia Gani


Turun 1,2 Juta Orang, Tenaga Kerja di Sektor PertanianBuruh tani di perkebunan tebu (Foto: istimewa)

 

Jakarta (B2B) - Penduduk yang bekerja hingga Februari 2013 mencapai 114 juta orang atau meningkat 1,2 juta orang dibandingkan periode yang sama pada 2012. Namun tenaga kerja sektor pertanian justru menurun menjadi 39,96 juta orang atau berkurang 1,26 juta orang, yang terjadi sejak Februari 2011. Saat itu petani dan buruh tani jumlahnya mencapai 42,28 juta orang.

"Banyak petani beralih ke profesi pekerjaan lain karena upah sektor pertanian rendah," kata Kepala Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) Suryamin dalam paparan tenaga kerja Indonesia di kantor BPS, Jakarta, Senin (6/5).

Menurut Suryamin, hanya sektor pertanian yang jumlah tenaga kerjanya menurun sedangkan sektor lain seperti konstruksi, perdagangan, transportasi, keuangan dan jasa masyarakat mengalami pertumbuhan.

Dia menambahkan, peralihan tenaga kerja akibat rendahnya penghasilan di sektor pertanian. Akibatnya, urbanisasi meningkat karena tingkat penghasilan di perkotaan lebih tinggi daripada di desa.

 

 

Jakarta (B2B) - People who work until February 2013 to reach 114 million people, an increase of 1.2 million compared to the same period in 2012. However, agricultural labor is decreasing to 39.96 million or 1.26 million decrease, which occurred since February 2011. At that time farmers and farm workers amounted to 42.28 million people.

"Many farmers switched to other professions because of the low wages of the agricultural sector," said the Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Suryamin, the exposure of Indonesian workers at the BPS office, Jakarta, Monday (6/5).

According Suryamin, only the agricultural sector decreased while the number of their employees in other sectors such as construction, trade, transportation, financial and public services growth.

He added that the transition occurs due to lower labor income in the agricultural sector. As a result, the level of urbanization increased due to higher income in urban areas than in rural.