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The COVID-19 pandemic-induced economic crisis has affected the labor force in Indonesia. A number of workers have been furloughed and even laid off, as the crisis has caused disruption to companies’ operations. There are six economic sectors with the potential to be heavily impacted by the pandemic, namely accommodation, and food and beverage services; trade; transportation and storage; construction; manufacturing; and other services. Based on the 2019 National Labor Force Survey (Sakernas) and National Socioeconomic Survey (Susenas) data, the six sectors are dominated by workers from the middle class who are mostly high-school graduates. Looking at the formal/informal sector of employment, accommodation, and food and beverage services; trade; and transportation and storage are dominated by informal workers. In addition, this crisis has a potential to reduce women’s labor participation rate, especially in other services; and accommodation, and food and beverage services. The labor situations of the six sectors as presented in this issue brief can serve as basic information for policymakers in formulating effective strategies to overcome the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Indonesia’s labor force.