Labour mobility and labour market data: A baseline study of APEC economies

This report was prepared for the APEC Labour Mobility Statistics Forum held on 2–3 May 2019 in Viña del Mar, Chile. The report was commissioned by the Department of Jobs and Small Business, Government of Australia, and prepared by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, with contribution from the APEC Secretariat, Policy Support Unit. The paper summarizes the migrant labour and key labour market data available in some of the 21 APEC economies with a view to improve data collection and to facilitate data sharing. The aim is to help develop comparable data and encourage governments to collect and provide timely data to improve skills matching across borders, thus for example, helping to mitigate youth unemployment in labour-sending economies and to fill job vacancies in labour-receiving economies.