New Global Employment Trends Report for Inrernational Women's Day (March 8th)

The ILO marks International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March 2008 with a new report on labour market trends for women in the world of work

Press release | BANGKOK | 03 March 2008
BANGKOK (ILO News) –The International Labour Organization (ILO) will mark International Women’s Day on Saturday March 8th with a new report on labour market trends for women in the world of work.

The ILO report, “Global Employment Trends for Women, March 2008” provides an update on the situation of women in labour markets worldwide. It undertakes a comparative analysis of labour markets at global and regional levels (including East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific, and South Asia ). It delivers the latest data including female labour force participation, unemployment, etc., and presents a new indicator on the share of women in vulnerable employment. It also analyzes the evolution of female employment by sector over the past decade and the persistent gender gaps.

The report is under embargo until 06.00 Bangkok Time Friday 7th March/23:00 GMT on Thursday 6th March 2008.Copies of the 30 page report (in English, French and Spanish) and a press release will be available.  Interviews can also be arranged.

For more information please contact:

Sophy Fisher
Regional Information Officer
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Tel: +662 288 2482
e-mail

Krisdaporn Singhaseni.
Information Officer – ILO Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2288 1664
e-mail