11 March 2011
This paper reports on analysis of data from Namibia’s 2008 Labour Force Survey (LFS) so as to describe and compare informal and formal employment in the country. The paper is based on an understanding of informal employment which goes beyond the traditional concept of “informal sector”.
01 January 1992
01 March 1998
This article presents the first product of the ILO study: a table containing unemployment data collected from two types of sources - labour force surveys (LFSs) and administrative records (ARs) - in thirty-six countries.
01 November 1999
01 March 2002
Provide an overview of the characteristic features of Labour Accounts and present the framework used for implementation in Denmark, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and the possible policy implications for the future.
01 June 1996
This article reflects some of the main issues dealt with in a thesis on labour accounts, a part of the statistical system of labour. The thesis, successfully defended at the University of Amsterdam by the authors of this article, has been published in English by Statistics Netherlands.
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.
01 January 1999
23 March 2011
This Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work is intended to guide countries in generating systematic and comparable data on volunteer work via regular supplements to labour force or other household surveys. The objective is to make available comparative cross-national data on a significant form of work that is growing in importance but that is often ignored or rarely captured in traditional economic statistics. Doing so will help to fulfill the United Nations Secretary General’s recommendations in his follow-up to the implementation of the International Year of Volunteers report (United Nations, 2005) that governments “vigorously” pursue “actions to build up a knowledge base” about volunteer work and to “establish the economic value of volunteering.”
Mapping the world of work: An international review of the work with occupational classifications and dictionaries
01 January 1998
This paper presents an overview of the work undertaken to develop, use and maintain national occupational classifications and dictionaries and the role of and corresponding work with the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88) and its regional variants.
Measurement of employment, unemployment and underemployment – Current international standards and issues in their application
30 March 2007
Measuring Employment in the Tourism Industries Beyond the Tourism Satellite Account: A Case Study of Canada
15 May 2014
The goal of this case study is to identify, describe and explain the Canadian practices of gathering, compiling, estimating, analyzing and describing tourism labour market information regarding persons employed in tourism industries primarily in terms of the characteristics of tourism workers rather than only in terms of jobs. As requested by the ILO, the particular personal and work characteristics featured in this case study include those found in the 2006 Canadian Population Census and the Canadian Labour Force Survey (LFS) such as: employment status, type of work, gender, occupation, educational attainment, membership in equity groups and seasonality of employment.
Measuring employment and unemployment through labour force surveys in transition countries: Methodology and data
01 October 1997
This article contains methodological descriptions as well as employment and unemployment data collected through Labour Force Surveys in fourteen transition countries.
01 October 2003
Measuring unemployment and the potential labour force in labour force surveys: Main findings from the ILO LFS pilot studies
04 May 2018
01 June 1998
collected from different sources in Ukraine. Also, an alternative procedure to balancing is proposed – integration of data from different sources.
01 January 2000
13 February 2012
The manual provides valuable advice to those involved in the production of statistics on occupational injuries, using sources other than the traditional notification systems. Its extensive chapters on concepts and definitions, as well as types of data and classifications, will serve as a reference to both producers and users of these statistics. While aimed at the collection of data through household surveys and establishment surveys, the manual will also be useful to those responsible for the systems for the notification of occupational injuries. It may serve to improve some of the elements of the data compiled through these systems. The training materials at the end will also be useful for training labour statisticians and users of the statistics.
01 January 2002
The report examine why and how the issue of "place of work" was raised, discussed and tackled in various statistical fora. Then, in a second section, several countries’ experiences reviewed for this project are analysed. Third section tries to elaborate a conceptual framework for statistics on “place of work” and their use.
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.