Publications

Just released

  1. Flagship Report

    World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future

    01 September 2021

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2021: Trends 2021

    20 August 2021

    In 2020, an estimated 8.8 per cent of total working hours were lost – the equivalent of the hours worked in one year by 255 million full-time workers. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world of work.

Flagship reports

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook

    Trends 2021

    2 June 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic is an employment as well as a health crisis. This ILO flagship report details its effects on the world of work.

  2. Global Wage Report 2020-21

    Wages and minimum wages in the time of COVID-19

    2 December 2020

    This ILO flagship report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. The 2020-21 edition analyses the relationship of minimum wages and inequality, as well as the wage impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

     

Editor's choice

  1. Working from home: From invisibility to decent work

    With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the world’s workforce have shifted to homeworking, thereby joining the hundreds of millions of workers who have already been working from home for decades.