1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. What has really happened to poverty and inequality during the growth process in developing countries?

    27 September 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 96

  4. Industrial policies and capabilities for catching up: Frameworks and paradigms

    15 July 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 77

  5. Towards Decent Work in Sub-Saharan Africa: Monitoring MDG Employment Indicators

    23 June 2011

    Drawing on broad regional labour market analyses and country case studies, this book demonstrates how the new MDG employment indicators can be used as a basis for improved labour market and poverty monitoring as well as improved employment policy development in sub-Saharan Africa.

  6. Growth, Productive Employment and Decent Work in the Least Developed Countries

    29 March 2011

    The Growth, Employment and Decent Work in the Least Developed Countries report has been prepared for the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) (Istanbul, 9-13 May 2011). It reviews trends in growth, employment and decent work in LDCs, highlighting challenges and opportunities for structural transformation, job creation and poverty eradication and offers a portfolio of policy options for job creation and poverty reduction to be tailored to country needs and circumstances. This title is available in electronic format only. For more information please contact"

  7. On the income dimension of employment in developing countries

    04 February 2011

    Employment Working Paper No. 72

  8. From the Great Recession to Labour Market Recovery. Issues, evidence and policy options

    06 January 2011

    The Great Recession was one of the most traumatic global events of the first decade of the twenty-first century. This book showcases research undertaken by leading experts on the macroeconomic and labour market dimensions of the financial crisis of 2007-2009. It provides a global overview, interpreting the causes, consequences and policy responses to the Great Recession from the perspective of both developing and developed countries.

  9. Global Employment Trends 2011: The challenge of a jobs recovery

    01 January 2011

    The annual Global Employment Trends (GET) report provides the latest global and regional estimates of employment and unemployment, employment by sector, vulnerable employment, labour productivity and working poverty, while also analysing country-level issues and trends in the labour market. Taking into account macroeconomic trends and forecasts, the GET includes a short-term outlook for labour markets around the world.


  1. What role for labour market policies and institutions in development? Enhancing security in developing countries and emerging economies

    17 December 2010

    Employment Working Paper No. 67

  2. Global Employment Trends for Youth, August 2010

    12 August 2010

    The report presents the latest global and regional labour market trends for youth and specifically explores how the global economic crisis has exposed the vulnerabilities of young people around the world. In developed economies, the crisis has led to the highest youth unemployment rates on record, while in developing economies – where 90 per cent of the world’s youth live – the crisis threatens to exacerbates the challenges of rampant decent work deficits, adding to the number of young people who find themselves stuck in working poverty and thus prolonging the cycle of working poverty through at least another generation.

  3. Guiding structural change: the role of government in development

    24 March 2010

    Employment Working Paper No. 49

  4. Women in labour markets: Measuring progress and identifying challenges

    05 March 2010

    This report uses labour market indicators to measure progress or lack of progress towards the goal of gender equality in the world of work and identify where and why blockages to labour market equity continue to exist.

  5. Unravelling the impact of the global financial crisis on the South African labour market

    17 February 2010

    Employment Working Paper No. 48

  6. Global Employment Trends, January 2010

    26 January 2010

    An update of the annual ILO Global Employment Trends series, available since 2003

  7. Trends Econometric Models: A Review of Methodology

    19 January 2010

    Provides a detailed description of the methodology used in the Global Employment Trends Model. This publication is only available in soft copies.


  1. The global recession and developing countries

    23 December 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 40

  2. Offshoring and employment in the developing world: Business process outsourcing in the Philippines

    20 November 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 41

  3. A survey of the Great Depression as recorded in the International Labour Review, 1931-1939

    15 October 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 42

  4. KILM 6th Edition, Chapter 1c, MDG Employment Indicators: Country examples

    06 September 2009

    Chapter 1c looks at the latest available data for Botswana, Pakistan and Ukraine, countries of diverging economic and social contexts, with the aim of demonstrating how the MDG employment indicators can be used as a starting point for a fuller labour market analysis based on a broader set of indicators.