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

What's new

  1. Seminar

    The future of work in the automotive sector : the challenges of de-globalization

    Tuesday, 23th April 2017 10:30 - 12:00 Room VII, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Tommaso Pardi (Director of GIS Gerpisa and Research Fellow at CNRS, IDHES)

  2. Seminar

    The Effects of Spatially Targeted Enterprise Initiatives: Evidence from UK LEGI

    Thursday, 27th of April 2017, 14h00 - 15h00, Room 10.11, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Henry Overman, London School of Economics

  3. Proceedings of the Entretiens France-BIT 2016 conference

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

    (In French only)

    The proceedings and the synthesis of the debate are available. The conference discussed the issue of the transformations and diversity of enterprises. From the beginning of XXIst century, enterprises have been affected by advances in new technologies, environmental constraints, globalization and the rise of financial markets.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. ILO Research paper No. 18

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

    Dominique Méda

  13. 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

  14. ILO Research paper No. 17

    Digitalization and structural labour market problems: The case of Germany

    Ulrich Walwei

  15. ILO Research Paper No. 16

    Linking jobs in global supply chains to demand

    Takaaki Kizu, Stefan Kühn, Christian Viegelahn