The ILO and the G20

The ILO actively supports the G20 in its role as the premier forum for international economic cooperation. At the request of the G20, we contribute data, analysis and policy recommendations on labour, economic and social issues in order to strengthen the global economy.

Latest news

  1. G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting Italy

    Protect workers and businesses in the tourism industry

    4 May 2021

    ILO Deputy Director-General, Martha Newton, called on G20 countries to take action to support the travel and tourism industry, which has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. G20 Leaders’ Summit 2020 Saudi Arabia

    ILO welcomes G20 continued commitment to safeguard livelihoods

    22 November 2020

G20: Facts and figures

  • Year-on-year GDP in the G20 area fell by (minus) 9.1% in the second quarter of 2020, following a contraction of (minus) 1.7% in the previous quarter (OECD data).
  • The unemployment rate in G20 countries was at around 5.5 per cent in 2019 and is expected to increase in 2020.
  • Youth unemployment (16.3%) remains a major concern and was on average 4 times higher than the unemployment rate of adults (4%).
  • Between 2005 and 2019, the gender gap in the labour force participation rate decreased by 5 percentage points in advanced G20 countries but increased by 2 percentage points in emerging G20 countries.
  • The differential in wage growth between advanced and emerging G20 economies declined sharply.
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