1. The well-being of labour in contemporary Indian economy : what’s active labour market policy got to do with it?

    04 September 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 39

  2. Labour market policies in times of crisis

    30 August 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 35

  3. Guide to the new Millennium Development Goals Employment indicators : including the full decent work indicator set

    10 July 2009

  4. Rising food prices and their implications for employment, decent work and poverty reduction

    23 June 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 30

  5. Global Employment Trends, Update May 2009

    28 May 2009

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

  6. Labour market information and analysis for skills development

    30 March 2009

    Employment Working Paper No. 27

  7. Global Employment Trends for Women, March 2009

    05 March 2009

    ILO's fourth edition of the Global Employment Trends for Women

  8. Global Employment Trends Report 2009

    28 January 2009

    The global financial crisis has triggered a serious slowdown in world economic growth including recession in the largest industrialized countries. Enterprises have stopped hiring and many are laying off workers in considerable numbers. This report examines what we know already about the impact of the crisis on jobs and what we could expect from several possible scenarios of the way it might evolve in the year ahead.


  1. Global Employment Trends for Youth, October 2008

    01 October 2008

    ILO's third edition of the Global Employment Trends for Youth

  2. The employment effects of North-South trade and technological change

    01 June 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 22

  3. Is Asia adopting flexicurity? : A survey of employment policies in six countries

    01 May 2008

    Economic and Labour Market Paper 2008/4

  4. The global employment challenge

    01 May 2008

    This volume offers an in-depth analysis of the state of employment in the world today, providing a detailed and comprehensive picture of the serious challenges faced by today's policy-makers...

  5. Active labour market policies around the world. Coping with the consequences of globalization. (Second edition)

    30 April 2008

    This revised and updated edition provides an authoritative account of how active labour market policies (ALMPs) can help make globalization work better in the interest of workers around the world.

  6. Economic Growth, Employment and Poverty in the Middle East and North Africa

    01 April 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 19

  7. From corporate-centred security to flexicurity in Japan

    15 March 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 17

  8. Are there optimal global configurations of labour market flexibility and security? : Tackling the "flexicurity" oxymoron

    25 February 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 15

  9. In defence of labour market institutions. Cultivating justice in the developing world

    21 February 2008

    Though labour market regulations have been blamed for the poor economic performance of many developing countries, the evidence on which this argument rests is weak. Rather than constraining economic development, labour market institutions, including the laws that regulate the labour market, are important for both economic growth as well as the well-being of the workforce. Through a survey of different labour market institutions in developing countries, this volume reaffirms the importance of labour market institutions in this era of globalization.

  10. Assessing vulnerable employment : the role of status and sector indicators in Pakistan, Namibia and Brazil

    15 February 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 13

  11. Key indicators of the labour market (Fifth edition) with interactive CD-ROM (Trilingual English/French/Spanish)

    04 February 2008

    KILM provides a valuable, wide-ranging reference tool to meet the ever-increasing demand for timely, accurate and accessible information on the rapidly changing world of work. It includes all the basic statistics used to calculate 20 key labour market indicators allowing researchers to compare and contrast between economies and within regions across time. The fifth edition of the KILM also includes interactive software which makes searching for relevant information quick and simple.

  12. Offshoring and employment in the developing world : the case of Costa Rica

    07 January 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 4