The World Social Protection Data Dashboards provide in-depth country-level statistics on various dimensions of social protection systems, including key indicators of great interest to national policy-makers, officials of international organizations and researchers, including for the monitoring of the SDGs.

Resources for data producers

Build a labour force survey (LFS) questionnaire using the ILO model using PAPI and CAPI

How to produce statistics according to the classifications for ICSE and ICSaW

Guidance on carrying out statistical operations during a pandemic for the collection of labour statistics

For Data Users

COUNTRY PROFILES

The latest figures by country

DATA EXPLORER

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Analysis

STATISTICAL BRIEFS

Get insights on the latest trends in labour statistics

BLOG

Learn more about labour statistics, from data stories to methodological issues

For Data Producers

LFS RESOURCES

Build a labour force survey (LFS) questionnaire using the ILO model

STATUS AT WORK

Guidance on producing statistics according to the new classifications for ICSE and ICSaW

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Measuring and analysing labour migration

The course aims to equip national and international stakeholders with the necessary capacities to better measure and analyse labour migration and produce timely, high-quality, updated migration statistics based on internationally agreed standards and guidelines for evidence-based policy-making. ...
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What we do

We deliver comprehensive labour statistics for better evidence-based policymaking. Our activities include:

We work on setting international standards in the field of labour statistics mainly through the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS), during which Resolutions and Guidelines are adopted by the Conference and then approved by the Governing Body of the ILO.

We have an active programme of methodological research to identify and promote good practices in the collection and reporting of labour statistics. This work is done both to provide support to countries and to inform ongoing standard setting work. The research work spreads across a wide range of topics with a changing focus over time reflecting latest demands and work required to support standard setting and implementation.

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We compile labour statistics from numerous sources such as labour force surveys, establishment surveys and administrative records. 

We also produce labour market indicators from national household survey microdata and estimate country-level, regional and global figures through econometric modelling.

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The data we compile and produce are disseminated on ILOSTAT through a variety of data tools. They are also widely re-published by other organizations, most notably by the World Bank in the World Development Indicators database. 

We also analyse trends, which are published in our blog and in statistical briefs Spotlight on Work Statistics.

We provide technical cooperation, assistance and training in labour statistics to our member States. Our areas of expertise include the application of international standards, data production, analysis and dissemination tools and practices.

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