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.

What's new

  1. Seminar

    Transnational circular migration of Bangladeshi contract workers

    Tuesday, May 30th 2017 10:30 - 12:00 Room XI, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Professor Mahua Sarkar (Binghamton University, IEA de Nantes)

  2. World Development journal

    Effectiveness of Active Labor Market Tools in Conditional Cash Transfers Programs: Evidence for Argentina

    Elva López Mourelo, Verónica Escudero

    This paper examines the impact of the program Seguro de Capacitación y Empleo (SCE) implemented to provide support in skills upgrading, job seeking, and job placement to eligible beneficiaries of the Argentinian conditional cash transfer program Plan Jefes.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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. 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.