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January 2017

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017

    WESO Trends 2017: How to address unemployment?

    13 January 2017

    More efforts are needed to improve labour market participation and ensure that policies support equity, employment and growth, say ILO economists Stefan Kuhn and Santo Milasi. (Closed captions available)

  2. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017

    WESO Trends 2017: the disconnect between growth and employment

    13 January 2017

    Growth continues to disappoint, both in terms of its level but also in terms of its ability to make important inroads to making growth more inclusive. The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017 highlights the challenges for the coming year in jobs and the labour market. (Closed captions available)

  3. © Miguel Schincariol / AFP 2017

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017

    ILO: Global unemployment expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017

    12 January 2017

    Economic growth continues to disappoint and deficits in decent work remain widespread.

December 2016

  1. Video

    Advancing human rights at work - A look back at 2016

    22 December 2016

    2016 has been a significant year in advancing fundamental principles and rights at work. Working with governments, social partners and communities, the ILO FUNDAMENTALS Branch has helped those who cannot organize and bargain collectively, those suffering from discrimination, and those who are trapped in child labour and forced labour. There is much more to be done, and we look forward to accelerating progress and coordinating action towards our common goals over the coming years.

  2. © Adri Berger / ILO 2017

    Non-standard forms of employment

    Improving the quality of non-standard jobs helps women

    19 December 2016

    Non-standard employment is not spread evenly across the labour market. Women are more likely to be employed in non-standard jobs, especially in part-time jobs, as compared to men.

  3. © T.Aljibe / AFP 2017

    Global Wage Report 2016/17

    Global wage growth falls to its lowest level in four years

    15 December 2016

    Wage recovery in some developed economies – including the United States and Germany – was not sufficient to offset the decline in emerging and developing countries.

  4. Wage inequality in the workplace

    Global Wage Report 2016/17 in short

    15 December 2016

    ILO economist Rosalia Vazquez-Alvarez leads us through the report’s main findings looking at global wage trends, policy recommendations and new research on wage inequalities within enterprises.

  5. Panorama Laboral 2016

    Unemployment increased sharply in Latin America and the Caribbean

    15 December 2016

    The average unemployment rate reached 8.1 per cent, according to the annual report. There are 25 million people who are looking for work without success. The quality of employment has also deteriorated because of an increase in informality and self-employment. The impact on young people is of particular concern.

  6. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank 2017


    Too hot to work?

    14 December 2016

    The ILO invited Professor Tord Kjellström to shed light on the impacts of rising heat due to climate change on occupational health risks and worker productivity.

  7. Statement

    Opening statement to the High-Level Ministerial Meeting on Health Employment and Economic Growth

    14 December 2016

    Statement by Gilbert Houngbo, ILO's Deputy Director-General for Field Operations & Partnerships.