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Media advisory

ILO to launch new report on global employment and social trends

Media advisory | 13 January 2020
The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020 (WESO), will be launched by the ILO’s Director-General, Guy Ryder, on Monday 20 January. The WESO analyses key labour market issues, including unemployment, under-employment, labour underutilization, working poverty, pay inequality, and factors that exclude people from the world of work. It includes some new projections, as well as revised estimates of the share of labour income going to the world’s workforce.

Embargoed electronic copies of the WESO and associated media materials can be made available to journalists upon request from Thursday 16 January, by contacting

An improved, online Datafinder will also be available, allowing for the interrogation of WESO data by country and theme.

EMBARGO: The report and all associated materials are under strict embargo until Monday 20 January 2020 at 21.00 CET (20.00 GMT).

For UNOG-accredited correspondents: There will be a press briefing on the report at 10.00 CET on Monday 20 January 2020 in Press Room I at the Palais des Nations.

For further information and to arrange media interviews, please contact the ILO Department of Communication:, +4122/799-7912. The ILO TV studio and ISDN line can also be booked for broadcast interviews by contacting the Radio and TV Unit:, +4122/799-7935.