1. Report II - Measurement of working time - 18th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 24 November - 5 December 2008

    02 March 2009

    The International Labour Organization has long been concerned with the regulation of working time as one aspect which has a direct and measurable impact on the health and well-being of working persons, their level of fatigue and stress (and on that of the people close to them). It also has an important impact on productivity levels and labour costs for establishments, and on the general quality of life in all countries.


  1. Measurement of employment, unemployment and underemployment – Current international standards and issues in their application

    30 March 2007


  1. Global and Regional Estimates of Consumer Price Inflation

    01 March 2006

    Presents global and regional estimates of consumer price inflation as produced by ILO Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.


  1. The First UN Millennium Development Goal: A Cause for Celebration?

    01 February 2005


  1. ILO-Comparable annual employment and unemployment estimates

    01 October 2004

  2. Seventeenth International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS): 80 years of ILO statistical standard setting

    01 January 2004


  1. Statistics on the employment situation of people with disabilities: A Compendium of national methodologies

    01 November 2003

    This Compendium describes the methodologies currently in use in 95 countries to compile statistics on employment status in conjunction with disability.

  2. Measuring public sector employment: a review of some methodological issues

    01 October 2003

  3. Decent work statistical indicators: strikes and lockouts statistics in the international context

    01 June 2003

    Based on the analysis of the three major international programmes which aim at the regular publication of international labour disputes statistics, the author argues that currently the measure which best reconciles the number of days lost due to industrial action with the varying sizes of countries’ employed population and provides a reasonable basis for international comparisons is the rate of days not worked due to strikes and lockouts (per 1.000 employees).

  4. Producing Labour Statistics that are useful for addressing gender concerns

    01 March 2003

    This paper identifies areas where national labour statistics as commonly produced could be improved in order to make them more complete and increase their quality and usefulness for revealing distinctions between men and women in the labour market, as well as the particularities of the work of men and women.