Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) 2015

  1. The KILM – part of the broader ILO statistical database ILOSTAT – is a multi-functional research tool produced by the ILO Department of Statistics.

    The KILM consists of country-level data on 17 key indicators of the labour market from 1980 to the latest available year. The new edition includes an analysis of the link between education and access to the labour market.

Key findings

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    Workers are becoming more educated, although not always finding suitable jobs

  2. Higher education, no guarantee of a job

    The education level of the labour force is improving worldwide but access to a higher education is not leading to lower unemployment at the global level, says ILO economist Rosina Gammarano.

The KILM and the 2030 Agenda

  1. Labour market indicators and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

    Rafael Diez de Medina, the Director of the ILO's Department of Statistics, explains the importance of indicators for the success of the Sustainable Development Goals and the role that the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) will play in creating effective policy measures.