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May 2015

  1. © MAJDI FATHI / NurPhoto 2015

    News

    ILO: Unemployment among Palestinians up by over 25 per cent

    28 May 2015

    Occupation, settlement expansion, violence and tensions further depress Palestinian economy.

  2. © ILO Arab States 2015

    ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    Lebanese farmers pay heavy price for Syrian crisis

    25 May 2015

    The tranquillity of Lebanon's fertile north belies a brewing crisis. Just two miles from Syria and its civil war, local farmers say the conflict has been disastrous for business

  3. World Employment Social Outlook 2015

    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.

  4. © Maria Fleischmann / World Bank 2015

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2015

    Following decades of rapid increase, global supply chain jobs shrink

    21 May 2015

    How many jobs worldwide are linked to global supply chains?

  5. World Employment Social Outlook 2015

    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)

  6. World Employment Social Outlook 2015

    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)

  7. © Ray Witlin / World Bank 2015

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2015

    ILO warns of widespread insecurity in the global labour market

    19 May 2015

    How is the world of work changing? Are permanent contracts the norm or the exception? Discover the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO).

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    Syrian refugee crisis

    Informally employed Syrian refugees, working under harsh conditions, further strain Jordanian labour market

    18 May 2015

    The arrival of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in neighbouring Jordan has increased unemployment in areas in which they are highly concentrated, and further strained the host country’s infrastructure, resources and public services. This has increased competition in some sectors and added to the informality of the labour market, a new joint report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Institute for Applied International Studies (Fafo) finds.

  9. © Thomas Sennett / World Bank 2015

    ECLAC-ILO report

    Unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean could rise 0.2 percentage point

    13 May 2015

    The ILO and ECLAC forecast that unemployment will reach 6.2% this year, due to an unencouraging economic outlook.

  10. Child labour

    Taking child labour out of hazelnut harvesting

    13 May 2015

    Turkey is finding success with coordinated measures to get children out of the hazelnut fields and into school. (Closed Captions available)