1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Studies on Growth with Equity Series

    Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Full Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2016

    The World Employment and Social Outlook is the ILO’s flagship report on world of work issues.

  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.

  10. An employment-oriented investment strategy for Europe

  11. World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015

  12. Global wage report 2014/15

    Wages and income inequalities

    The Global Wage Report 2014/15 reviews the main trends in wages in developed, emerging and developing countries. It also analyses inequality in the labour market and in household income.

  13. Book

    Transforming Economies: Making industrial policy work for growth, jobs and development

    "This book helps connect the dots between economic theory, the role of capabilities, the lessons from history and the practical challenges of design and implementation of industrial policies. In so doing it provides an excellent policy roadmap for anyone interested in the challenge of promoting catch-up growth and productive transformation." Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Center for International Development, Harvard University

  14. Studies on Growth with Equity series

    Productive Jobs for Greece

    After six years of recession, the Greek economy is showing some signs of recovery. Yet, unemployment has reached unprecedented levels, the risk of poverty and social exclusion continues to increase and enterprise investment is too weak to lead to a sustainable employment recovery. Based on an in-depth analysis of the present situation, the report identifies emergency measures to address the most pressing needs of vulnerable groups, notably youth and jobless households.

What's new

  1. Book presentation

    Transcending Capitalism through Cooperative Practices

    Friday, 24th March 2017 11:00 - 12:00 Room 11.12 ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Catherine P. Mulder John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    Chair: Simel Esim COOP

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Seminar

    The beginnings of the ILO’s technical assistance: between knowledge construction and diplomacy

    Friday, 16th December 2016, 11:00 - 12:00, Room III, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Véronique Stenger University of Geneva,
    Chair: Remo Becci ILO Archives,
    Discussant: Juan Hunt PARDEV

  5. Seminar

    Labour Provisions in Trade Agreements: design, implementation and stakeholder involvement

    6 December 2016, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Room JDE 62, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels

    This seminar presents the final report of a comprehensive ILO Research Department project that assesses the impact of labour provisions on labour market outcomes.

  6. Seminar

    Wage compression within the firm

    Tuesday, 6th December 2016 11:00 - 12:00 - Room XI, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Michele Pellizzari University of Geneva
    Chair: Patrick Belser INWORK

  7. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 5

    Employment Protection Legislation to Promote Quality of Job Creation

    An effective system of Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) must balance, among other things, the needs of workers for income and job security with employers’ need to adjust the workforce in an increasingly dynamic world of work. Indeed, rather than debating the benefits of more versus less EPL, more attention should be paid to the correct design of EPL, its interaction with other benefits, and its implementation and effective enforcement.

  8. ILO Research paper No. 18

    The future of work: The meaning and value of work in Europe

    Dominique Méda

  9. Seminar

    Does innovation contribute to employment growth? Firm-level evidence from EU countries

    Thursday, 13th October 2016 11:00 - 12:00 Room 10.11, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Iulia Siedschlag, Trinity College Dublin
    Chair: Markus Pilgrim, Enterprises

  10. Seminar

    The Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks on Inequality

    Wednesday, 5th October 2016 11:00 - 12:00 Room XI, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Davide Furceri, IMF

  11. Seminar

    The Wages of Non-Employment

    30/09/2016 2:00-3:00 PM Room 10.11, ILO Headquarters

  12. Conference

    Transformation and diversity of enterprises: what are the consequences for work and employment in the world

    Friday, October 21, 2016, 8:30 to 18:00, Collège de France, ParisCollège de France, Paris

  13. ILO Research paper No. 17

    Digitalization and structural labour market problems: The case of Germany

    Ulrich Walwei

  14. ILO Research Paper No. 16

    Linking jobs in global supply chains to demand

    Takaaki Kizu, Stefan Kühn, Christian Viegelahn

  15. ILO Research paper No. 15

    Decomposing income inequality into factor income components: Evidence from selected G20 countries

    Uma Rani and Marianne Furrer

  16. ILO Research Department Research Paper

    Workfare programmes and their impact on the labour market: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú

    Verónica Escudero

    This paper estimates the medium-term effects of the workfare programme Construyendo Perú implemented in Peru to support unemployed populations in situations of poverty and extreme poverty from 2007 to 2011.

  17. Conference

    The impact of financialization on work and entreprises

    6 April 2016, Collège des Bernardins, 20 rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris, France

    The aim of this conference organized by the ILO in partnership with the Collège des Bernardins is to pursue a high-level discussion between experts, entreprises and social partners on the future of work with a focus on the role of the financialization of the economy on labour relations.