Global Reports

World Employment and Social Outlook

The World Employment and Social Outlook is the ILO’s new flagship report on world of work issues. It is published twice a year. The January edition (WESO Trends) provides projections for employment and social trends for the next few years. The May edition (WESO) undertakes evidence-based analysis of policies that achieve high employment and balanced incomes.

Global Wage Report

The Global Wage Report published every two years analyses the latest wage statistics provided by national statistical offices around the world, and provides insights on wage policies based on research projects carried out by the ILO in Geneva, in field offices, or in partnership with academics. The Global Wage Report database is probably the most comprehensive worldwide database on wages and wage inequality currently available.

Global Employment Trends

Please note that as of 2015 Global Employment Trends has been replaced by a new annual ILO flagship series, the World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO): Trends.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

World Social Protection Report

The World Social Protection Report takes a comprehensive look at how countries are investing in social security, how they are financing it, and how effective their approaches are.

World of Work Report

Please note that as of 2015 the World of Work Report has been replaced by a new annual ILO flagship series, the World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO). You can now find the latest global and regional labour market indicators, policy recommendations and in-depth analysis of a broad range of world of work issues on the WESO webpage.