Yearbook of Labour Statistics - Country profiles - 2009

Published annually

Since its first edition in 1935-36, the Yearbook of Labour Statistics has established itself as the world’s foremost work of statistical reference on labour questions, bringing together in systematic form a mass of data from a vast network of authoritative sources of information in some 190 countries. Data are published, wherever possible, according to the latest versions of the following international standard classifications: International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC), Revision 3; International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88); International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE-93) and the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED), 1976. Country profiles introduces a new format showing the latest available statistics (without time series) on each of the topics listed above for each of over 190 countries, areas and territories, and also includes global and regional estimates on the economically active population, employment and unemployment. Data with monthly, quarterly or half-yearly frequency relating to general series on employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages and consumer price indices are published in the Bulletin of Labour Statistics. Audience: Labour statisticians, specialists in labour market policy, economists, governments, employers' and workers' organizations, researchers