Publications

Just released

  1. Report

    Small Matters: Global evidence on the contribution to employment by the self-employed, micro-enterprises and SME's

    10 October 2019

    Drawing on a new ILO database, this report provides an up-to-date and realistic assessment of the global contribution of self-employment and micro- and small enterprises to employment – both in the formal and the informal economy.

  2. Report

    Labour Provisions in G7 trade agreements: A comparative perspective

    17 September 2019

    This report provides an analysis of labour provisions in G7 trade arrangements, focusing on current trends and developments. It was prepared as a contribution to the G7 Social Employment Task Force on “Reshaping multilateral action to strengthen social justice.

Flagship reports

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook 2019

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019

    13 February 2019

    This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity.

  2. Global Wage Report 2018/19

    What lies behind gender pay gaps

    26 November 2018

    This report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

Editor's choice

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 – Global snapshot

The past 20 years have witnessed some progress for women in the world of work and in terms of gender equality in society. This report looks at the progress (or lack thereof) made during the past decade and assesses women’s labour market prospects.