Statistics and databases

Labour statistics play an essential role in the development of national policies towards decent work for all and in assessing progress towards this goal.

Capacity building. Resources to produce quality labour statistics Legal databases. Labour law, standards and policies

Selected topics

Access data tables for key indicators, statistical briefs, concepts and methods, and more for a selection of topics:

Employment employment, informality, and work

Unemployment unemployment, NEET and supplementary measures of labour underutilization

Working time average weekly hours and part-time employment

Wages minimum wages, average earnings, gender gap and low pay

Social dialogue collective bargaining, trade union membership and industrial disputes

Safety and health injuries, fatalities and labour inspection

Child labour

Statistics and the SDGs

Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and its accompanying monitoring framework has major implications for national statistical systems worldwide as they face the complex task of producing reliable, consistent and comparable statistics for an increasing number of goals and targets. The MDGs had 8 Goals, 21 targets and 60 indicators whereas the SDGs have 17 Goals, 169 targets and 232 indicators.

As a custodian agency, the ILO reports to the UN data for 14 SDG indicators, grouped under 5 of the 17 Goals. Moreover, the ILO’s role in strengthening countries’ capacity for producing high-quality labour statistics has become even more crucial.