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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.

Data collection and production ILOSTAT provides users with comprehensive international data across a wide range of labour-related topics. But how does the ILO collect and compile all these data? Three main methods are used: automated data collection, microdata processing and the annual ILOSTAT questionnaire. In addition to these, the ILORead more

Partnerships To improve the availability of labour statistics in support of evidence-based policies In 2014, the ILO partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Bank under the Women’s Work and Employment Partnership, supported by Data2X, with the goal of addressing challenges in measuring work and employment toRead more

Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics The United Nations Statistical Commission adopted the fundamental principles of official statistics in 1994 at the global level, which were then adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. In 2018, the ILO Director-General fully committed to these principles: 1. Relevance, impartiality and equal access Official statisticsRead more

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ILOSTAT is hosted by the ILO Department of Statistics,the focal point to the UN for labour statistics. We are the custodian agency for 14 SDG labour market related indicators. Learn more on SDGs Standards We set international standards for labour statistics through the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS). ThisRead more