Global Employment Trends

Global Employment Trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery

  1. Please note that as of 2015 Global Employment Trends has been replaced by a new annual ILO flagship series, the World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO): Trends.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.

  1. January 2014

    Weak economic recovery does not extend to jobs

    The weak global economic recovery has failed to lead to an improvement in global labour markets, with global unemployment in 2013 reaching almost 202 million.

Previous editions

  1. May 2013

    Global Employment Trends for youth 2013: A generation at risk

    Youth jobs’ gains wiped out by slow recovery

  2. January 2013

    Global Employment Trends 2013: Recovering from a second dip

    Global unemployment rising again but with significant differences across regions

  3. December 2012

    Global Employment Trends for Women 2012

    Labour market gender gap, Two steps forward, one step back.

  4. September 2012

    Global Employment Trends Update

    Bleak Labour Market Prospects for Youth

  5. January 2012

    Global Employment Trends 2012: Preventing a deeper jobs crisis

    World faces a 600 million jobs challenge