Trends in Employment and Working Conditions by Economic Activity (Collection of data - third quarter 2009)

This report was prepared with information available to the ILO in February 2010. The data gathered correspond to a total of 56 countries, of which 30 are developed economies, and 26 emerging and developing countries. This sample represents 85% of the countries that produce monthly or quarterly labour force surveys worldwide. However, given the gap in data from large developing countries, in particular China and India, the aggregate figures should be interpreted with caution.