G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting
The G20 Labour and Employment Ministers have adopted a Declaration committing to human-centred world of work policies. The ILO’s Director-General, who took part in the meeting in Japan, welcomed the statement.
Previous and forthcoming G20 summits
G20: Facts and figures
- Annual economic growth in the G20 is expected to continue to grow by 3.9 per cent in 2018.
- The unemployment rate in G20 countries decreased by 0.4 percentage points from its peak in 2009 to 5.2 per cent in 2017.
- Youth unemployment remains a major concern and is on average 2.5 times higher than the overall unemployment rate.
- The gender gap in the labour force participation rate decreased by 5.8 percentage points in advanced G20 countries but increased by 2.3 percentage points in emerging G20 countries.
- The differential in wage growth between advanced and emerging G20 economies declined sharply.
- In many G20 countries, employment is shifting towards jobs that require high-level cognitive and socio-emotional skills, while jobs with a high routine content are being automated or offshored to varying degrees.
Employment working group (EWG)
ILO: Supporting longer working lives: Multistage approaches for decent and productive work
ILO & OECD: New job opportunities in an ageing society
ILO & OECD: Women at Work in G20 countries: Progress and policy action since 2018
ILO & OECD: Gender equality in the G20 – Additional analysis from the time dimension
ILO: Policy responses to new forms of work: International governance of digital labour platforms