The ILO and the G7

Set up in 1975, the Group of 7 (G7) brings together the leaders of the world’s leading industrial nations and complements the role of the G20. The ILO actively supports the G7 by contributing data, analysis and policy recommendations on labour, economic and social issues in order to shape political responses to global challenges.

What's new

  1. G7 Social High Level Meeting, Paris

    Inequality compromises inclusive growth and social cohesion

    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.

G7: Facts and figures

  • The unemployment rate in G7 countries has almost halved since its peak in 2010 to 4.3 per cent in 2019.
  • Youth unemployment (9.5% in 2019) remains a major concern and decreased by about 44% over the same period.
  • The gender gap in the labour force participation rate stands at 13.1 percentage points.
  • The share of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) is estimated at 10.9 per cent for male and at 11.7 per cent for female youth.
  • About 6.7 per cent of the adult and 12.9 per cent of the youth labour force is underutilized; i.e. they are either unemployed or time-related underemployed.
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