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  1. ILOSTAT blog

    New ILO database highlights labour market challenges of persons with disabilities

    13 June 2022

    There are an estimated 1 billion persons with disabilities around the world, or 15 per cent of the global population. Most of them are of working age. New labour market indicators are now available on ILOSTAT that reveal the many challenges faced by persons with disabilities compared with persons without when it comes to the world of work.

  2. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2022

    ILOSTAT blog

    Inflation more than doubled between March 2021 and March 2022

    10 May 2022

    The annual rate of inflation worldwide, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), accelerated to 9.2 per cent in March 2022, up from 7.5 per cent in February 2022, 6.8 per cent in January 2022 and 6.4 per cent in December 2021.

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    GB roundup

    Highlights of the 344th session of the ILO Governing Body

    30 March 2022

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization concluded on 25 March. ILO News discussed the key elements with Dimitrina Dimitrova, Deputy Director of the ILO’s Official Meetings, Documentation and Relations Department.

  4. © R. Pablo / ILO 2022

    ILO InfoStory

    ILO programme implementation 2020-21

    30 March 2022

    New report offers detailed information on the impact of ILO work on people’s lives throughout 2020 and 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Asia-Pacific labour market insights

    E-formalization: A Korean success story

    25 March 2022

    An ILO report Digital solutions and formalization: E-formalization case study on the Republic of Korea highlights the role digitalization has played in Korea’s formalization success story and provides a series of valuable experiences for other countries in the region.

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    ILOSTAT blog

    COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals: Reversing progress towards decent work for all

    21 March 2022

    The pandemic wreaked havoc on people’s lives and societies, but how far did it set the global community back in reaching the SDG targets related to decent work and economic growth?

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    ILOSTAT blog

    Over 2 million moms left the labour force in 2020 according to new global estimates

    08 March 2022

    New global data covering 189 countries and territories expose the motherhood penalty faced by millions of women around the world in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. Op-Ed

    Including migrants in post-COVID-19 recovery

    15 February 2022

    Getting back on track after COVID-19 and enhancing the contribution of human mobility to sustainable development will require better integration of migrants with the communities that host them.


  1. COVID-19 and labour productivity

    Why would labour productivity surge during a pandemic?

    20 December 2021

    Labour productivity growth is generally associated with higher wages and better working conditions. In the longer term, increased productivity is key to economic development. But how should we interpret productivity trends during a pandemic? Does faster productivity growth mean that firms and workers are actually better off?

  2. Opinion editorial

    Migrant fishers prone to modern slavery

    20 December 2021

    An opinion editorial by Tauvik Muhamad, programme manager for ILO's skills development and Muhammad Nour, ILO's programme coordinator for Accelerator Lab 8.7, in conjunction with the commemoration of the International Migrants Day. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 20 December.