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  1. Who is most affected by working poverty?

    18 June 2016

    The demographics of poverty in developed and developing economies.

  2. How much would it cost to eliminate poverty?

    18 June 2016

    The cost of reducing poverty country by country.

  3. Where is working poverty hitting the hardest?

    18 May 2016

    World map of working poverty.

  4. Map: Explore the gender labour gap around the world

    08 March 2016

    Despite significant progress over the past century, women are still a long way from achieving gender equality in the workplace. In many parts of the world, women are still trapped in low-skilled work and work longer unpaid hours. Explore the chart to learn how working women are faring around the world.

  5. In which countries will unemployment rates rise next year?

    20 January 2016

    The economic weakening has caused a further increase in global unemployment in 2015. Discover your country's unemployment projections by entering its name below.

  6. Comparing participation rates across the world

    19 January 2016

    Globally, there are over 2 billion working-age people who are not participating in the labour market. Some 26 million joined these ranks in 2015. Only developing economies are expected to experience stable labour force participation rates, whereas developed and emerging economies are likely to experience further declines in activity rates.

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

    19 January 2016

    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.

  8. Where is unemployment the highest in 2016 ?

    19 January 2016

    In most advanced economies, 2015 was marked by better than anticipated job growth, especially in the United States and some Central and Northern European countries. However, despite recent improvements, unemployment rates remain high in Southern Europe, and unemployment has tended to increase in those advanced economies most affected byhe slowdown in emerging Asian economies.

  9. Which region hosts the largest share of migrant workers ?

    16 December 2015

  10. What percentage of migrant men and women are in the labour force?

    15 December 2015

  11. Where are migrants more likely to be in the labour force than non-migrants?

    15 December 2015

  12. Where are educated workers at greatest risk of being unemployed ?

    16 November 2015

  13. Where does higher education translate into higher productivity ?

    16 November 2015

  14. Taux de chômage des jeunes par région, 1995 et 2005−2014

    08 October 2015

  15. Tasas de desempleo juvenil por región, 1995 y 2005−2014

    08 October 2015

  16. El desempleo mundial juvenil, 1995−2015

    08 October 2015

  17. Chômage mondial des jeunes, 1995−2015

    08 October 2015

  18. Youth unemployment rates by region, 1995 and 2005−14

    08 October 2015

  19. Global youth unemployment 1995−2015

    08 October 2015

  20. More collective bargaining means less inequality

    22 May 2015

    This chart compiles data from 30 developed economies to show that in countries in which a higher percentage of workers are covered by collective bargaining agreements, relative levels of wage inequality is lower.

  21. Countries where poverty rates have increased for households headed by temporary/part-time/informal employee

    19 May 2015

  22. Where are workers less likely to have a permanent contract?

    19 May 2015

    Globally over 60 per cent of all workers lack any kind of employment contract, with most of them engaged in own-account or contributing family work in the developing world. However, even among wage and salaried workers, less than half (42 per cent) are working on a permanent contract.

  23. Where has inequality gone up and where has it gone down?

    13 March 2015

    This chart illustrates that inequality has risen in most countries over the past two decades. It is based on research found in the new ILO volume: "Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality: Building just societies in the 21st century".

  24. How unemployment differs across regions ?

    20 January 2015

    The chart shows unemployment trends by region from 2008 until 2019. Though the rate of unemployment is declining slowly, the number of new workers entering the work force continues to rise. As such, the total number of people who are unemployed is expected to rise from 201 million people today to 212 million people in 2019.

  25. Which sector will create the most jobs?

    20 January 2015

    This chart shows how various sectors of the global labour economy grew or shrank between 2010-2013 (horizontal axis) and how much they’re expected to grow or shrink between 2014-2019 (vertical axis).

  26. Where will unemployment be the highest over the next five years?

    20 January 2015

  27. How well do countries cover their populations for pensions?

    30 September 2014

  28. Shortage of skilled health workers, by country

    03 June 2014

  29. Share of unemployed receiving benefits, by country

    03 June 2014

  30. Spending on child and family benefits, by country

    03 June 2014

  31. Number of policy areas covered in social protection programmes, by country

    03 June 2014

  32. Average employment growth by region 2009-2014 and expected job creation 2014-2019

    27 May 2014

  33. Youth unemployment rates across the world

    27 May 2014

  34. Working poverty rates across the world

    27 May 2014

  35. Where has working poverty been reduced?

    27 May 2014

  36. Where is the unemployment rate the highest in 2014?

    27 May 2014

  37. Where do fathers get more leave?

    13 May 2014

  38. Where do mothers get more leave?

    13 May 2014

  39. Where has labour productivity increased?

    21 January 2014

  40. Risk that a worker becomes unemployed within a year

    11 December 2013

  41. Chances of a job seeker finding a job within a year

    11 December 2013

  42. Employment by economic class, globally and in regions

    09 December 2013

  43. Youth labour underutilization in developing economies

    08 May 2013

    Up to two-thirds of young people in some developing countries can’t go to school and can’t find a stable job. The lesser educated end up either unemployed; or working in irregular, poor-quality, low wage jobs, frequently in the informal economy. We call this underutilization of the youth labour market.

  44. The dichotomy of youth labour markets in developed and developing economies

    08 May 2013

    Labour market experiences and the quality of jobs for young people differ significantly between developed and developing countries.

  45. International comparison of youth school to work transition

    08 May 2013

    More specifically, labour market transition is defined as the passage of a young person (aged 15-29) from the end of schooling (or entry to first economic activity) to the first stable or satisfactory job. The distribution of youth across stages of labour market transition varies from country to country.

  46. Youth unemployment rate estimates and projections by region 2007-2017

    08 May 2013

    In most regions, the youth unemployment rate is on an upward trend.

  47. Global youth unemployment trends and projections from 2007 to 2013

    08 May 2013

    After a brief recovery, global youth unemployment continues to rise.

  48. Zooming on how wages have changed in each region between 2006 and 2011

    07 December 2012

    Annual average real wage growth by region.

  49. How wages and profits are being shared out over time in developing, emerging and developed economies

    07 December 2012

  50. The widening gap between wages and labour productivity

    07 December 2012