World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2016

Where are workers more at risk of being in vulnerable employment ?

Poor job quality remains a pressing issue worldwide. The incidence of vulnerable employment. The share of own account work and contributing family employment, categories of work typically subject to high level of precariousness is declining more slowly than before the start of the global crisis. Vulnerable employment accounts for 1.5 billion people, or over 46 per cent of total employment. As well as having limited access to contributory social protection schemes, workers in vulnerable employment suffer from low productivity and low and highly volatile earnings.