G7 Social High Level Meeting, Paris
19 December 2019
The ILO has called for countries to implement a range of measures to tackle inequality, in a joint statement with other international agencies attending the Paris G7 meeting.
Forthcoming and previous G7 summits
G7: Facts and figures
- The unemployment rate in G7 countries increased to 6.7 per cent in 2020 compared to 4.3 per cent in 2019.
- The youth unemployment rate (15-24), at 13.9% in 2020, remains a major concern. It stood at 14.3 per cent for young men and 13.5 per cent for young women.
- The gender gap in the labour force participation rate stood at 12.8 percentage points in 2020, down from 14.1 percentage points in 2014.
- The share of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) was estimated at 10.6 per cent for male and at 11.2 per cent for female in 2019 down from 12 per cent for male and 13.3 per cent for female in 2015.
- An estimated 7.8 per cent of the adult (25+) and 18.1 per cent of the youth (15-24) extended labour force was underutilized in 2020, meaning that they were either unemployed or in the potential labour force.