Publications

2012

  1. Global Employment Trends for Women 2012

    15 December 2012

    Part of the Global Employment Trends series, this publication delivers the most current information on emerging trends and key challenges facing women in labour markets around the world.

  2. Global Employment Outlook September 2012: Bleak Labour Market Prospects for Youth

    04 September 2012

    This update of the Global Employment Trends Report 2012 shows that jobless rates among young people will get even worse globally as the spillover of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to emerging economies.

  3. ILO-World Bank Joint Synthesis Report: Inventory of Policy Responses to the Financial and Economic Crisis

    03 August 2012

  4. Brief profile on Industrial Policy for Productive Transformation

    28 May 2012

    Employment for social justice and a fair globalization

  5. Brief profile on Labour Market Information and Trends

    25 May 2012

    Employment for social justice and a fair globalization

  6. Brief profile on Labour Market Policies and Institutions

    25 May 2012

    Employment for social justice and a fair globalization

  7. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012

    22 May 2012

    The study examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world. It provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends.

  8. Executive summary of the "Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012"

    17 May 2012

    The 2012 study examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world. It provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends.

  9. Global Employment Outlook, April 2012 projections

    27 April 2012

    The global jobs challenge has worsened since the beginning of 2012. New projections indicate that globally 202 million people will be seeking a job this year.

  10. Social protection and minimum wages responses to the 2008 financial and economic crisis: Findings from the ILO/World Bank Inventory

    08 March 2012

    Employment Working Paper No. 113

  11. Addressing the employment challenge: India's MGNREGA

    08 March 2012

    This paper examines, in particular, the effects of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) programme on employment, wages and incomes of the rural poor. It also considers its effect on overall growth of the economy.

  12. ILO Estimates of the Economically Active Population 1990-2010 (Sixth Edition)

    01 March 2012

    Economic and Labour Market Paper, March 2012

  13. Global Employment Trends 2012: Preventing a deeper jobs crisis

    24 January 2012

    The annual Global Employment Trends report offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. It also presents a number of policy considerations in light of the new challenges facing policy makers in the coming year.

2011

  1. Diverging trends in unemployment in the United States and Europe: Evidence from Okun's law and the global financial crisis

    21 December 2011

    This paper presents estimates of Okun’s coefficients for a number of developed countries, and shows that there is considerable variation across countries, which captures the heterogeneity in the responsiveness of unemployment to the global financial crisis. The paper also looks at the relationship between these coefficients and labour market institutions.

  2. Social dialogue during the financial and economic crisis. Results from the ILO/World Bank Inventory using a Boolean analysis on 44 countries

    14 November 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 102

  3. Rights at work in times of crisis: Trends at the country level in terms of compliance with international labour standards

    14 November 2011

    Seeks to identify trends in rights at work during the global financial and economic crisis that began in 2008, in terms of international labour standards.

  4. The impact of the financial and economic crisis on ten African economies and labour markets in 2008-2010: Findings from the ILO/World Bank policy inventory

    03 November 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 100

  5. Employment trends in Indonesia over 1996-2009: Casualization of the labour market during an era of crises, reforms and recovery

    27 October 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 99

  6. Global Employment Trends for Youth: 2011 update

    26 October 2011

    The report presents the latest global and regional labour market trends for youth and examines whether or not the situation that young people face in the labour market has improved or worsened over the year and a half since the release of the special edition of the Global Employment Trends for Youth, August 2010 on the impact of the economic crisis. One year later, with an environment of growing uncertainty in the economic recovery and stalled recovery in the job market, the report draws the unfortunate conclusion that the situation facing youth in the labour market has not improved and that prospects for the future are not much better.

  7. Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM). Seventh edition

    14 October 2011

    This valuable wide-ranging reference tool meets the ever-increasing demand for timely, accurate and accessible information on the rapidly changing world of work. The Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) offers the general user with instant and uncomplicated access to data and analysis on the world's labour markets.