This paper analyses the relationship between employment and regional economic growth on district level during the period 1993-2003 in Indonesia using panel data model as a analysis tool. The result shows a negative relationship especially on distribution effect model and quintile distribution effect model and it is contradict to some empirical analysis. Electricity, gas and water supply is an expansive growth sector but it gives small contribution to economic output about 1.58%. Share of rural population has a positive sign, and also number district split up. Only primary education attainment gives positive effect on employment. In quintile term split up by household income, only share of rural population and primary education give positive effect on employment for all quintile.