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Media Advisory

ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016 report

Media advisory | 12 January 2016
GENEVA – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its report, World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2016, on Tuesday, 19 January.

This year’s edition includes a forecast of global unemployment levels in developed, emerging and developing economies, with detailed charts and numbers. The projections take into account the slowdown in the global economy and other structural factors that shape employment patterns.

The report also focusses on the share of vulnerable employment as well as on the scale of the informal economy.

It provides policy guidance to boost decent work opportunities around the globe.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report, and associated media material will be made available to journalists upon request, starting on the morning of Tuesday, 19 January, by contacting or the Department of Communication and Public Information at +4122/799-7912.

For Geneva correspondents: A press briefing by ILO Director–General, Guy Ryder and Raymond Torres, Head of the ILO Research Department , will be held, under embargo, on Tuesday, 19 January at 09:30 a.m. in press room 3 at the Palais des Nations.

The report and all associated material and information are under strict embargo until 21.00 GMT on Tuesday, 19 January.

Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled via the ILO Department of Communication:, +4122/799-7912.

Broadcast coverage of the press conference will be made available for broadcasters upon request. The ILO TV studio and ISDN line may be booked for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors. Please contact the Department of Communication/Radio and TV Unit on +4122/799-7935 or