Publications by subject

General

  1. Measuring unemployment and the potential labour force in labour force surveys: Main findings from the ILO LFS pilot studies

    04 May 2018

  2. What about seniors?

    04 May 2018

    Learn about the situation of older persons in the labour market in What about seniors?, the first issue of our new series Spotlight on work statistics where we use ILOSTAT data to explore various labour market issues.

  3. Where are the Jobs?

    04 May 2018

    Learn about employment patterns across sectors and occupations in Where are the jobs?, the second issue of our new series Spotlight on work statistics.

  4. Paid employment vs vulnerable employment

    05 June 2018

    Find out the latest trends in employment by status category and how paid employment compares to vulnerable employment around the world in Paid employment vs vulnerable employment, the third issue of our series Spotlight on work statistics.

  5. Visualizing Labour Markets: A quick guide to charting labour statistics

    11 June 2018

    Make your data count by building effective charts which convey simple but striking messages. Learn how in ILOSTAT’s new publication Visualizing labour markets: A quick guide to charting labour statistics.

  6. Report IV: Measuring employment in labour force surveys: Main findings from the ILO LFS pilot studies

    30 July 2018

  7. Report V: Measuring working time and time-related underemployment in labour force surveys: Main findings from the ILO LFS pilot studies

    30 July 2018

  8. Report VII: Measuring main activity in labour force surveys: Main findings from the ILO LFS pilot studies

    30 July 2018

  9. Statistics on Work - Brief No. 1 - What counts?

    31 July 2018

    The Statistics on Work - Brief No. 1 explores the potential role of light time-use approaches to measure productive activities in view of the latest standards on work statistics adopted by the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in 2013. Country practices in light time-use survey designs are scarce. The Brief provides a critical overview of the available evidence, highlighting their cost-effectiveness and respondent-friendly features as key assets for their potential integration with Labour Force Surveys to measure different forms of work, provided context variables and simultaneous activities are included. The Brief further identifies the need for testing in developing countries, where challenges related to illiteracy and informality will need to be addressed in the instrument design and data collection strategy.

  10. Avoiding unemployment is not enough: An analysis of other forms of labour underutilization

    05 September 2018

    Discover the patterns around the world of unemployment and other forms of labour underutilization, including time-related underemployment, the potential labour force and over-education in Avoiding unemployment is not enough, the fourth issue of our series Spotlight on work statistics.

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

    10 September 2018

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

    10 September 2018

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

    29 November 2018

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Persons outside the labour force: How inactive are they really? Delving into the potential labour force with ILO harmonized estimates

    01 August 2019

    Inactivity rates are increasing around the world, while the global population and labour force are ageing. But the inactivity rate is an aggregate measure overlooking the different profiles of people outside the labour force. This new Spotlight on Work Statistics explores the characteristics of the potential labour force, made up of persons outside the labour force with an attachment to the labour market.