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

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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. Maritime Labor Convention

    A day in a life at sea
    August 20, 2014

    The ILO marks a year since the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 entered into force worldwide on August 20, 2013. The MLC, 2006 provides comprehensive protection at work for seafarers. ILO TV travelled on board a container vessel to hear first-hand from seafarers what it's like to spend months at sea and what impact the convention has on their work.

    1. Read: The 1st anniversary of Maritime Labor Convention
    2. Maritime Labor Convention, 2006

Selected US Government Funded ILO Projects

  1. Forced Labor

    Americas: Consolidating and Disseminating Efforts to Combat Forced Labor in Brazil and Peru
    20 May 2014

    A project targeting forced labor was officially launched at the Superior Court of Labor of Brazil in Brasilia, Brazil.

    The overall purpose of the project is to strengthen efforts to combat forced labor in Brazil, and to disseminate and share good practices learned in Brazil with Peru through horizontal cooperation mechanisms.

    The U.S. Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, along with the Minister of the Labor Supreme Court, Antonio José de Barros Levenhagen, the Minister of the Special Human Rights Bureau, Ideli Salvatti, and ILO Brazil Country Director, Laís Abramo were among those making presentations and remarks at the launch.

  2. © www.laborrights.org 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. July: Unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.2 percent

    1. The economy created 209,000 new jobs, the same as its average monthly gains in the past year.
    2. Job creation was led by professional and business services (+47,000), manufacturing (+28,000), retail trade (+27,000) and construction (+22,000).
    3. Long term unemployment remains unchanged at 32.99 percent.

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