The working poor – or how a job is no guarantee of decent living conditions

This slideshow presents the main results of a study based on ILO's global estimates of employment by economic class (including the working poverty rate) featured in our latest issue of Spotlight on Work Statistics.

The world has made outstanding progress during the past two decades in reducing working poverty. What is more, the improvements are noteworthy in all regions.

However, progress has slowed down in recent years. This points to the need for renewed efforts to ensure that all workers have decent living conditions.

This slideshow summarizes the findings of a study based on ILO’s global estimates of employment by economic class. It is featured in our latest issue of Spotlight on Work Statistics.

We've managed to halve working poverty, but with 8% of workers around the world still living in extreme poverty, it is certainly not enough.

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