Video interviews

May 2015

  1. Global wage gap puts the brakes on the global economy

    21 May 2015

    An estimated $1.2 trillion has been lost in annual wages due to the 61 million jobs gap that has opened up since the crisis.

  2. The policy response to the diversification of jobs

    19 May 2015

    The ILO's Raymond Torres looks at how countries can improve the situation of those working in non-standard forms of employment in the new, annual ILO flagship report: The World Employment and Social Outlook - The changing nature of jobs. (Closed Captions available)

  3. Trends on the changing nature of jobs

    19 May 2015

    The ILO's Raymond Torres explains how jobs while becoming more diversified are at the same time becoming less secure. The ILO's flagship report: The World Employment and Social Outlook - examines the changing nature of jobs in terms of the employment relationship between workers and enterprises. (Closed Captions available)

  4. Introducing the ILO WESO Report: "The Changing Nature of Jobs"

    11 May 2015

    Raymond Torres, Head of the ILO Research department, introduces the new annual flagship report “World Employment and Social Outlook 2015: The Changing Nature of Jobs”.

March 2015

  1. ILO must be "fit for purpose" to support post-2015 development goals

    23 March 2015

    UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning Amina Mohammed discusses the emerging post-2015 development agenda and the prominent role the Decent Work Agenda is taking on. She stressed the importance of individual members of the UN family being "fit for purpose" in supporting an integrated approach to sustainable development. Ms Mohammed was at the ILO attending a High-Level Segment of the ILO Governing Body.

February 2015

  1. Why youth employment matters beyond 2015

    02 February 2015

    As the UN's Economic and Social Council holds a meeting on "Uniting for youth beyond 2015", the head of the ILO office for the United Nations, Jane Stewart, explains why youth employment should be at the top of the new development framework being discussed by governments in New York.

January 2015

  1. Profound changes in job markets

    20 January 2015

    Christian Viegelahn, Economist in the ILO Research Department, discusses the profound changes taking place in the job market, from the types of skills needed, to work being replaced by machines. These employment trends are explored in the ILO's flagship report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015". (Closed Captions available)

  2. The impact of long-term unemployment

    20 January 2015

    Steven Tobin, Team Leader in the ILO's Research Department, looks at the impact of long-term unemployment in advanced economies and the job prospects for young people in developing economies, based on the ILO's flagship report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015". (Closed Captions available)

  3. The report in short: World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015

    20 January 2015

    Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the ILO's Job-friendly Macroeconomic Policies Team, discusses the main findings of the flagship ILO report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015", including a forecast of global unemployment levels and the factors behind this trend, such as continuing inequality. (Closed Captions available)

December 2014

  1. Global wage growth down since the financial crisis with no sign of recovery - alerts the ILO

    05 December 2014

    Wage growth around the world slowed in 2013 to 2.0 per cent and has yet to catch up to the pre-crisis rates of about 3.0 per cent, according to the ILO's Global Wage Report 2014/2015. A modest wage growth was driven by some emerging economies where wages increased by 6.7 per cent in 2012 and 5.9 per cent in 2013. "By contrast, in developed economies wages are stagnated, leading to decreasing living standards and an increase of inequality, closely linked to wage inequality" said Sandra Polaski, the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Policy.