2nd Meeting of the Working Group

The Second Meeting of the ILO Working Group for the Advancement of Employment and Unemployment Statistics (WG) was held on 26-28 October 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. It was organized by the ILO Department of Statistics to continue technical discussions to update the current international standards on statistics of the economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment. The revised standards will be presented for discussion and possible adoption by the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in 2013.

The objectives of the meeting were to discuss and agree on proposed solutions or next steps


The activity scope of employment and other forms of work and their links

The treatment of specific groups of workers in the labour force framework

Updates to items previously identified for review or clarification by the WG

The objectives and scope of the measures of labour underutilization to supplement the unemployment rate