1. World Employment and Social Outlook

    Trends for Women 2017

    This report examines the global and regional labour market trends and gaps, including in labour force participation rates, unemployment rates, employment status as well as sectoral and occupational segregation

  2. WESO

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017

    This report takes stock of the current global labour market situation, assessing the most recent employment developments and forecasting unemployment levels in developed, emerging and developing countries.

  3. WESO

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth

    The report provides updated figures on global and regional youth unemployment. It also looks at working poverty rates, decent work opportunities in both developed and developing economies as well as gender inequalities and migration trends among young people.

  4. Studies on Growth with Equity Series

    Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment

  5. Studies on Growth with Equity

    What works: Active labour market policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This report examines the effectiveness of active labour market policies implemented in Latin America, notably policies carried out in Argentina, Colombia and Peru.

  6. Studies on Growth with Equity Series

    Building a social pillar for European convergence

    This report finds that EU Member States are either diverging in terms of socio-economic performance or converging towards deteriorating outcomes such as worsening inequality and widening structural imbalances.

  7. WESO

    Transforming jobs to end poverty - World Employment and Social Outlook 2016

    This edition of the WESO looks at poverty reduction and how it has been influenced by income inequality and the availability of quality jobs in developing and developed countries.

  8. International Women’s Day 2016

    ILO: Large gender gaps remain across broad spectrum of global labour market

    New ILO report highlights the enormous challenges women continue to face in finding and keeping decent jobs around the world.

  9. Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU 2008–13: The crisis and beyond

    "The “Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU 2008-13: The crisis and beyond” report studies the way in which the labour market policies of Member States of the European Union evolved after the financial crisis of 2007/08, and the extent to which those policies were successful in mitigating the negative impact the crisis had on their labour markets.

What's new

  1. ILO Research Department Working Paper n°19

    The composition effects of tax-based consolidations on income inequality

    Gabriele Ciminelli, Ekkehard Ernst, Massimo Giuliodori, and Rossana Merola

    Many advanced economies have recently embarked on fiscal austerity. As this has come at a time of high and rising income disparities, policy-makers have fretted worrying about the inequality effects of fiscal consolidations. We shed new light on this issue by empirically investigating the (composition) effects of tax-based consolidations on income inequality, output and labour market conditions for a sample of 16 OECD countries over the period 1978-2012.

  2. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Opening the black box of human capital: skills and structural

    Monday 19 June 2017 09h30- 11h00 Room VI - R3 South, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Frank Neffke Harvard University
    Opening Remarks: Irmgard Nübler RESEARCH
    Chair: Sangheon Lee RESEARCH

  3. ILO Research Department Seminar

    What’s it like to work on a Fragile State

    Wednesday 21 June 2017 11h00 - 12h00 Room IV - R3 South, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Ralph Chami IMF
    Chair: Sangheon Lee RESEARCH
    Discussant: Michela Esposito RESEARCH

  4. Summer School

    Macro-Labour Summer Course 2017

    10-14 July 2017 - International Training Centre of the ILO - Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10, 10127 Torino, Italy

    The ILO-ITCILO Macro-Labour course aims at providing a systematic overview of the theoretical and empirical tools that support policy makers, analysts and practitioners to better understand macro-labour interactions.

  5. Social Indicators Research journal

    Combining Achievement and Well-Being in the Assessment of Education Systems

    Guillermo Montt, Francesca Borgonovi

    This paper uses data from OECD countries to assess countries that can serve as models for education policy to promote both high mathematics achievement and student well-being. 

  6. Journal of Macroeconomics

    Countercyclical capital rules for small open economies

    Clancy Daragh, Rossana Merola

    This paper develops a DSGE model that assesses the effectiveness of countercyclical capital regulation in small open economies, in monetary unions or with exchange rate pegs, where policymakers do not have full control over traditional stabilisation instruments such as nominal interest and exchange rates.

  7. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 8

    How to balance fiscal responsibility with employment objectives?

    As a number of emerging countries grapple with revenue constraints and weak growth, it is important to learn lessons from recent experience in this area, and to bear in mind that fiscal and employment goals can be achieved together.

  8. ILO Research paper No. 19

    Foreign trade barriers and jobs in global supply chains

    Stefan Kühn & Christian Viegelahn

    This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding of how trade and trade policies shape job creation and destruction across countries in the context of a globally fragmented production, by considering manufacturing and services jobs separately. The analysis takes into account not only tariff and non-tariff barriers to goods trade, but also barriers to services trade.

  9. Research Department Working Paper n°16

    The distribution of value added among firms and countries: The case of the ICT manufacturing sector

    Guillaume Delautre

    This paper investigates the evolutions of the supply chain in ICT manufacturing sector since 2000 and discusses the impact of these evolutions in terms of distribution of the value added across firms and across countries.

  10. Research Department Working Paper n°13

    New technologies: A jobless future or golden age of job creation?

    This working paper explains the dynamics of job destruction and job creation in the context of technological change. It explores the role of economic, social and political forces in shaping the nexus new technologies, innovation and job.

  11. ILO What Works: Research Brief No. 7

    Regulating the use of temporary contracts by enterprises

    The use of temporary employment allows enterprises to adjust their workforces to changing circumstances. However, an over-reliance on the use of temporary workers can lead to productivity challenges. Legislation governing the use of temporary contracts plays an important role in influencing firms’ decisions on how intensively to rely on temporary labour.