Publications

2019

  1. The Global Labour Income Share and Distribution

    04 July 2019

    The ILO dataset, developed by the ILO Department of Statistics, contains data from 189 countries and is drawn from the world’s largest collection of harmonized labour force survey data.

  2. The working poor - or how a job is no guarantee of decent living conditions

    03 May 2019

    This issue of ILOSTAT’s Spotlight on work statistics focuses on employed people living in extreme poverty around the world. Using ILO’s global estimates of employment by economic class, it shows the great progress achieved during the last few decades in reducing working poverty in the world, and how more effort is still needed to completely eradicate it, particularly considering the strong regional disparities.

  3. Labour market access - a persistent challenge for youth around the world

    12 March 2019

    The fifth issue of our series Spotlight on work statistics uses the first ever global estimates of youth not in employment, education or training along with other youth labour market indicators to explore the situation of youth in labour markets around the world, and unveil the additional challenges they face.

  4. Quick guide on interpreting the unemployment rate

    06 March 2019

    The unemployment rate is a key labour market indicator, but it has many shortcomings which we must take into account when interpreting it. The Quick guide on interpreting the unemployment rate provides helpful information on all the main aspects underlying this headline indicator and its limitations. It also provides tips to communicate effectively on the unemployment rate.

  5. Report of the Conference

    16 January 2019

    Based on several comments received from the participants of the 20th ICLS, the draft Report of the Conference was finalized and being presented here. Many thanks for all the contributions.

2018

  1. ILOSTAT Microdata Processing Quick Guide. Principles and methods underlying the ILO’s processing of anonymized household survey microdata

    29 November 2018

  2. Quick guide on sources and uses of collective bargaining statistics

    02 November 2018

    Collective bargaining statistics are crucial to assess labour markets but also the state of industrial relations. However, the particularities linked with the data sources and data quality make collective bargaining statistics a very challenging field of labour statistics. Get information about all the main aspects of collective bargaining statistics in this quick guide.

  3. Decent Work and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Guidebook on SDG Labour Market Indicators

    15 October 2018

    This Guidebook provides a detailed overview of the labour market indicators included in the Sustainable Development Goals Global Indicator Framework. It is intended to serve as a manual of best practices for calculating and interpreting the SDG labour market indicators, with a view to monitoring progress made at the national and international levels towards the achievement of the SDGs.

  4. Report II - Statistics on work relationships - 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 10 - 19 October 2018

    10 September 2018

  5. Report I - General Report - 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 10 - 19 October 2018

    10 September 2018