Publications by title

7

  1. 75 years of International Labour Statistics

    01 January 1994

    Article from the Bulleting of Labour Statistics celebrates three-quarters of a century of work by the ILO Bureau of Statistics in the field of labour statistics.

A

  1. A programme of wages statistics for the Caribbean

    01 March 1997

  2. An International Comparison of Unpaid Overtime Work Among Industrialized Countries

    01 September 2002

    The purpose of this paper is, firstly, to estimate the length of unpaid overtime work in Japan and the United States where direct data on the subject are not available , secondly, to compare these findings with other industrialized countries, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada, where the data are available, and lastly, to show the implications of the international comparison.

  3. Annexes to the Manual

    23 March 2011

    1. Survey Module Coding Book 2. Tools for Classification of Volunteer Work 3. Additional Data Elements 4. The Treatment of Volunteer Work by the ILO and the SNA 5. References

  4. Appendixes - Measuring informality

    04 October 2013

  5. Appendixes B1 to B9 to the manual: Measuring informality

    07 February 2013

    Appendixes B1 to B9: Extracts from national labour force survey questionnaires

  6. Appendixes C1 to C11 to the manual: Measuring informality

    07 February 2013

    Appendixes C1 to C11: Extracts from national economic census or survey questionnaires

  7. Appendixes D1 to D9 to the manual: Measuring informality

    07 February 2013

    Appendixes D1 to D9: Extracts from national mixed survey questionnaires

  8. Appendixes E1 to E2 to the manual: Measuring informality

    07 February 2013

    Appendixes E1 to E2: Proposed layout for tabulations

B

  1. Beyond the measurement of unemployment and underemployment

    11 March 2011

    The report of the ILO Working Group on Labour Underutilization entitled “Beyond Unemployment: Measurement of Other Forms of Labour Underutilization” (ILO 2008) revisits the appropriateness of the current international standards concerning the statistical measurement of employment and unemployment. It suggests that the standard indicator of unemployment is maintained, while at the same time it calls for the introduction of supplementary indicators of various dimensions of underemployment.

C

  1. Coding occupation and industry in a population census

    01 June 2001

    This working paper covers issues which must be addressed when questions related to ‘occupation’ and ‘industry’ are to be included in a population census.

  2. Comparison of occupational mortality between the Nordic countries and Japan, with analysis by age group in Japan, using micro-data and the Statistical Pattern Analysis (SPA) method

    01 January 2002

  3. Compilation and presentation of labour statistics based on administrative records

    01 January 1998

  4. Constructing a map of the world of work: How to develop the structure and contents of a national standard classification of occupations

    01 July 1995

    This Working Paper presents practical guidelines for those who want to develop a National Standard Classification of Occupations (NSCO) with definitions and descriptions of the component groups.

D

  1. DRAFT - Decent Work Indicators - Guidelines for producers and users of statistical and legal framework indicators

    04 October 2013

    Decent work is central to sustainable poverty reduction and is a means for achieving equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. The ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization recommends the establishment of appropriate indicators to monitor the progress made in the implementation of the ILO Decent Work Agenda. The ILO is supporting member States through technical assistance and capacity building at national, sub-regional and regional levels in this regard.

  2. Decent Work Indicators in Africa - A first assessment based on national sources

    04 June 2012

    The 2008 ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization recommends the establishment of appropriate indicators, if necessary with assistance of the ILO, to monitor the progress made in the implementation of the ILO Decent Work Agenda. The 17-point “Decent Work Agenda in Africa 2007-15”, calls for improved information for better policy making, aiming that at least half of the African member States have mechanisms in place to produce statistics and labour market information in a timely fashion. The ILO is supporting member States through technical assistance and capacity building at national, sub-regional and regional levels

  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).

E

  1. Economic characteristics in a population census

    01 June 2001

    The objective of this Working Paper is to discuss in detail what questions to ask on each of the nine economic topics included in the revised UN Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses.

  2. Estimated rates of activity: Countries and territories of North America, Europe and Oceania (1950-90)

    01 October 1995

    In the course of preparing the fourth edition of Estimates and projections of the economically active population, the ILO Bureau of Statistics is now making estimates of activity rates by sex and age group and of distribution by sex for each sector of economic activity, for each country or territory in the world which had 200,000 inhabitants or more in 1990.

  3. Estimation of world and regional unemployment

    01 October 1999

    The purpose of the present paper is to describe a possible approach for obtaining world and regional estimates of these indicators. The methodology is applied here on a trial basis for obtaining 1995 unemployment estimates with distinction by sex and broad age group (youth and adult). The data should be considered as preliminary and subject to revision.