G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting
The rapid changes affecting the world of work, as well as the need to reshape lifelong learning, strengthen social protection and leave no one behind, were at the centre of discussions at the G20 Labour Ministers’ meeting in Argentina. Ministers of Education joined them for the first time.
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: Accelerating action to eliminate child labour, forced labour and modern slavery, with a particular focus on global supply chains
ILO: Informality and non-standard forms of employment
ILO & OECD: Labour market inclusion of people with disabilities
ILO & OECD: Global Skills Trends, Training Needs and Lifelong Learning Strategies for the Future of Work
ILO & OECD: Promoting adequate social protection and social security coverage for all workers, including those in non-standard forms of employment
ILO & OECD: Approaches to anticipating skills for the future of work
Framework working group (FWG)
Development working group (DWG)
Inclusive Business (Issue Note)
Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG)