Recovering from a second jobs dip
Please note that as of 2015 Global Employment Trends has been replaced by a new annual ILO flagship series, the World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO): Trends. You can now find global estimates of employment and unemployment, analysis of trends in the labour market, forecasts and much more on the WESO: Trends webpage.
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Five years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, the Global Employment Trends 2013 offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. It also presents policy considerations in light of the new challenges facing policy makers in the coming year.
Uncertainty holds back job creation
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Presentation by ILO Labour Economist Steven Kapsos
Global economic growth slowed sharply in 2012 and its impact on jobs and labour productivity is being felt in every region. Unemployment has gone up the most in the developed economies, such as the European Union. However a strong middle class now emerging in East Asia and elsewhere in the developing world could become a new global growth engine.
Presentation by ILO Labour Economist Theo Sparreboom