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  1. ILO/ WB Inventory of Policy Responses to the Financial and Economic Crisis

    This comprehensive database examines the policy responses taken by 77 countries since the start of the financial and economic crisis

  2. Open access to the latest information on ILO international labor standards as well as national labor and social security laws

  3. The most important source of worldwide data on the labor market and unemployment

  4. Data on national labor, social security and related human rights legislation

ILO Washington

The International Labor Office (ILO) in Washington, D.C. serves as a liaison between the ILO and the United States government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, multilateral and Washington-based institutions. The Washington Office engages in outreach activities and research and analysis of labor issues. It also represents the ILO to the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as well as other multilateral institutions and Washington-based organizations and facilitates donor coordination in technical cooperation activities.

Latest news

  1. Tackling inequalities

    Global jobs gap widens even as recovery takes hold
    11 April 2014

    In a statement delivered to the 2014 Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the ILO Director-General warns of rising global unemployment and calls for measures to boost household purchasing power.

  2. Senator Tom Harkin and the fight against child labor - An ILO tribute

    Senator Tom Harkin has been the strongest voice against child labour in the US Congress. The International Labour Organization paid tribute to his long and unswerving support for many of the issues that are core to the ILO's work.

Selected US Government Funded ILO Projects

  1. Forced Labor

    Americas: Consolidating and Disseminating Efforts to Combat Forced Labor in Brazil and Peru
    14 March 2014

    A project targeting forced labor in the mining and logging sectors was launched by the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion of Peru, with over $600 thousand in funding from the US Department of Labor and technical support from the International Labour Organization .

    The project, “Consolidating and disseminating efforts to combat forced labor in Brazil and Peru, ” will identify and document the existence of forced labor in sectors such as illegal logging in the Amazon, illegal mining in the Madre de Dios , Puno and Cusco, and domestic work by migrants who come from inland regions to find work on the coast . The project also aims to strengthen the alliance among the governments of the United States, Brazil and Peru to replicate some of the best practices used in Brazil by taking a comprehensive approach to combat forced labor.

    The Minister of Labor and Employment of Peru, Ana Jara, along with the US Embassy official, Jeffrey M. Hovenier and the ILO Regional Director for the Andean Countries, Carmen Moreno were among those making presentations and remarks at the launch.

  2. © 2014

    Support to development in industrial relations, wage fixing, and labor law implementation institutions and capacity in Viet Nam
    27 September 2012 - 27 September 2016

    The project aims to put into practice the new Labor Code and Trade Union to ensure that, by 2016, Viet Nam’s minimum wage system is reformed and industrial relations institutions and mechanisms for collective bargaining and social dialogue have been perfected and capacity of all stakeholders are strengthened to bring the regulations and practices into closer compliance with international labor standards.

US Labor Market Indicators

  1. April: Unemployment Rate unchanged 6.7%

    1. The economy added 192,000 jobs in March.
    2. Professional and business services led job creation (+57,000 jobs)
    3. Long-term unemployment (jobless for 27 weeks +) remains high 35.8% 

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