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  1. 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.

  2. Quick guide on measuring economic characteristics in the population census

    23 October 2019

    Population and housing censuses are a vital part of national statistical systems. They provide essential information on the structure, characteristics and housing conditions of a country’s population, and serve as a backbone to national household survey programmes and other statistical activities necessary to support informed policymaking. Capturing essential economic characteristics of the population in the census is recommended as a core topic for the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Censuses. To support these efforts, the ILO Department of Statistics, collaborates with the UN Statistics Division to issue updated international census recommendations aligned with the latest ICLS standards, and develops practical tools and training to support census planners in adapting these recommendations to the national context.

  3. Quick guide on sources and uses of labour statistics

    03 November 2017

    This guide walks readers through the basics of labour statistics, from their conception to their final use. It includes key information on sources, standards, concepts, definitions, scope and interpretation of labour statistics, making it a valuable tool for anyone wanting to learn the essentials of labour statistics.

  4. 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.

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  1. Recommendations of the Joint ILO/Czech Statistical Office Meeting on the statistical treatment of persons on extended types of leave in respect to the international definitions of employment and unemployment (Prague, 15-17 November 1995)

    01 December 1996

  2. Report I - General Report - 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 2 - 11 October 2013

    22 July 2013

    The General report describes the main statistical activities carried out by the ILO in the period 2009-2013. It highlights areas and issues for consideration by the Conference, and suggests possible areas for future work on labour statistics by the ILO.

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

    10 September 2018

  4. Report II - Measurement of working time - 18th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 24 November - 5 December 2008

    02 March 2009

    The International Labour Organization has long been concerned with the regulation of working time as one aspect which has a direct and measurable impact on the health and well-being of working persons, their level of fatigue and stress (and on that of the people close to them). It also has an important impact on productivity levels and labour costs for establishments, and on the general quality of life in all countries.

  5. Report II - Statistics of work, employment and labour underutilization - 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 2 - 11 October 2013

    30 August 2013

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

    10 September 2018

  7. Report III - Report of the Conference - 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 2 - 11 October 2013

    17 January 2014

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

    30 July 2018

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

    30 July 2018

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

    30 July 2018

  11. Report and proposed resolution of the committee on work statistics

    09 October 2013

  12. 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.

  13. Report of the Pilot Studies Analysis Workshop, Geneva, 15 to 18 November 2016

    16 January 2017

    The Labour Force Survey (LFS) Pilot Studies Analysis Workshop took place from 15 to 18 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. It was organized by the ILO Department of Statistics. It hosted participants from the 10 countries participating in the pilot study. Representatives from FAO, UN Foundation and World Bank also attended the Workshop.

  14. Report of the discussion

    09 October 2013

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  1. Seventeenth International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS): 80 years of ILO statistical standard setting

    01 January 2004

  2. Simplified measurement of underemployment: Results of a labour force sample survey in Namibia

    01 June 1994