World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2016

The ILO's World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2016 includes a forecast of global unemployment levels, looking at the situation in developed, emerging and developing economies, with detailed charts and numbers. The report also focusses on the share of vulnerable employment as well as on the scale of the informal economy. It provides policy guidance to boost decent work opportunities around the globe.

The report in short

  1. The world's labour market today

    ILO researchers Veronica Escudero and Sameer Khatiwada lay out the challenges facing our economies.

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    Global unemployment projected to rise in both 2016 and 2017

    Emerging economies worst hit.

  1. The world's labour market tomorrow

    Technological shifts, climate change, population ageing and struggling economies are changing the way we work. ILO researchers Sameer Khatiwada and Veronica Escudero lay out the future trends of 2016 and beyond.

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