1. 3. Status in employment

    16 November 2015

    The indicator of status in employment distinguishes between two categories of the total employed. These are: (a) wage and salaried workers (also known as employees); and (b) self-employed workers. These two groups of workers are presented as percentages of the total employed for both sexes and for males and females separately.

  2. 2. Employment-to-population ratio

    16 November 2015

    The employment-to-population ratio is defined as the proportion of a country’s working-age population that is employed. A high ratio means that a large proportion of a country’s population is employed, while a low ratio means that a large share of the population is not involved directly in market-related activities, because they are either unemployed or (more likely) out of the labour force altogether.

  3. 1. Labour force participation rate

    16 November 2015

    The labour force participation rate is a measure of the proportion of a country’s working-age population that engages actively in the labour market, either by working or looking for work; it provides an indication of the size of the supply of labour available to engage in the production of goods and services, relative to the population at working age.


  1. Skills mismatch in Europe: Statistics brief

    24 October 2014

    This Statistics Brief analyzes the incidence of overeducation and undereducation (skills mismatch) in a sample of European economies. Mismatch patterns are shown to depend strongly on the measure of mismatch that is adopted, but overeducation is increasing and undereducation is decreasing on at least one measure in at least half of the countries for which such trends can be assessed. Differences in skills mismatch risk between age groups and sexes are discussed, and country-specific trends are identified.

  2. Measuring Employment in the Tourism Industries Beyond the Tourism Satellite Account: A Case Study of Canada

    15 May 2014

    The goal of this case study is to identify, describe and explain the Canadian practices of gathering, compiling, estimating, analyzing and describing tourism labour market information regarding persons employed in tourism industries primarily in terms of the characteristics of tourism workers rather than only in terms of jobs. As requested by the ILO, the particular personal and work characteristics featured in this case study include those found in the 2006 Canadian Population Census and the Canadian Labour Force Survey (LFS) such as: employment status, type of work, gender, occupation, educational attainment, membership in equity groups and seasonality of employment.

  3. Report III - Report of the Conference - 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 2 - 11 October 2013

    17 January 2014


  1. Report of the discussion

    09 October 2013

  2. Report and proposed resolution of the committee on work statistics

    09 October 2013

  3. Report II - Statistics of work, employment and labour underutilization - 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 2 - 11 October 2013

    30 August 2013

  4. Report I - General Report - 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 2 - 11 October 2013

    22 July 2013

    The General report describes the main statistical activities carried out by the ILO in the period 2009-2013. It highlights areas and issues for consideration by the Conference, and suggests possible areas for future work on labour statistics by the ILO.