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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    16 December 2015

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

    15 December 2015

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

    15 December 2015

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

    16 November 2015

  9. Where does higher education translate into higher productivity ?

    16 November 2015

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

    08 October 2015