Employment Policy Department
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Employment Policy Department

The Employment Sector is fully engaged in the implementation of the Global Employment Agenda, and is doing so through a large range of technical support and capacity building activities, advisory services and policy research.

Mr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs


  1. Event

    Doha Evidence Symposium : “What Works” To Improve Youth Labour Productivity?

    06 March 2014

    The symposium brings together policy makers and practitioners with academics and researchers to present and discuss the evidence base for “what works” in increasing the employment and productivity of youth in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

  2. Instructional material

    Surfing the labour market: Job search skills for young people

    04 December 2013

  3. Presentation

    The ILO‘s Approach of Entrepreneurship Development

    26 June 2013

    Presented by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Assistant Director-General for Policy, ILO

  4. Publication

    Work Sharing during the Great Recession: New developments and beyond

    18 June 2013

    This volume presents the concept and history of work sharing, how it can be used as a strategy for preserving jobs and also its potential for increasing employment − including the complexities and trade-offs involved. Work-sharing programmes used during the Great Recession of 2008−09 are analysed for several European countries and other countries around the world.

Key resources

  1. Global Employment Trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery
    21 January 2014

    The study offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment.

  2. The Informal Economy and Decent Work: A Policy Resource Guide supporting transitions to formality
    15 May 2013

    This practical Policy Resource Guide is the first initiative to bring together a synthesis of knowledge, policy innovations and good practices facilitating transition to formality.

  3. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A generation at risk
    08 May 2013

    The new 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.

  4. Global Employment Trends for Women 2012
    11 December 2012

    This report examines the conditions of women’s engagement in the labour market, by estimating and analysing five key gaps, or gender differentials, between women and men which disadvantage women: in unemployment, in employment, in labour force participation, in vulnerability, and in sectoral and occupational segregation.

  5. Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM), Seventh Edition
    16 October 2011

    Published every two years since 1999, the KILM is a multi-functional research tool of the ILO consisting of country-level data on 18 key indicators of the labour market from 1980 to the latest available year, ranging from employment and variables relating to employment (status, sector, hours, etc.) to the lack of work and the characteristics of jobseekers, education, wages and compensation costs, labour productivity and working poverty.

  6. Book

    Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts
    04 October 2011

    The edited volume “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts” is the outcome of a joint project of the European Commission and the International Labour Office. The book contributes to promoting the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms on employment.

Director's Office

  1. Ms Azita Berar Awad

    Director of the Employment Policy Department

  2. In the Media


  1. The World Bank's World Development Report 2013, presented at the ILO

    The ILO welcomed the World Bank's World Development Report 2013, entitled 'Jobs', a timely publication in the midst of the economic crisis

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