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. ILO welcomes G20 continued commitment to safeguard livelihoods

    22 November 2020

    ILO Director-General says job protection and creation, social protection and social dialogue are essential to minimize the long-term damage from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. ILO welcomes G20 commitment to inclusive, employment-focused recovery from COVID-19 crisis

    10 September 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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