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Social protection

Statistics on social protection Universal social protection is essential for realizing the human right to social security for all, advancing social justice and promoting inclusive growth, and accelerating progress towards achieving the globally agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).       Table of contents Featured publication Data New …

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Labour income and inequality

Statistics on labour income and inequality Table of contents What is labour income and why does it matter? Labour income is the amount that employed people earn by working. Economists use this concept to distinguish it from capital income. Owners of assets earn capital income due to their property. Assets include land, machines, buildings or patents. …

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Women

Labour statistics on women Equal opportunity and equal treatment in the labour market are at the core of decent work. Unfortunately, women around the world still face additional hurdles to access employment, and once in employment, to access decision-making positions and jobs in certain sectors or of certain characteristics. This horizontal and vertical gender segregation …

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Inflation

Statistics on consumer prices Consumer price indices (CPIs) measure changes over time in the level of prices of goods and services that households consume. In many countries, they were originally introduced to provide a measure of the changes in the living costs faced by workers, so that wage increases could be related to the changing levels …

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Labour migrants

Statistics on international labour migration In today’s globalized world, labour migration is an increasingly important policy issue. Economic hardship and geopolitical crises leading to the lack of decent work are resulting in growing and diverse migratory movements. In many economies, including emerging economies, ageing populations and declining labour forces are also contributing to the growing …

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Topics

Data, methods and analysis by topic​ Labour statistics cover a wide range of topics related to the world of work, including labour markets and different forms of work.  Select a topic below to access all related statistical information.  Key topics COVID-19 Sustainable development Child labour Unpaid work Labour supply Population and labour force Employment Unemployment …

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Data

Free and open access to labour statistics​​ 59.7% Labour force participation rate 2021 global estimate MORE DATA 3.7% Potential labour force rate 2021 global estimate MORE DATA 3.5% working hours lost due to COVID-19 2021 global estimate MORE DATA 6.3% Unemployment rate 2021 global estimate MORE DATA Data catalogue The Excel summary files contain selected …

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Sustainable development

Labour statistics for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and its accompanying monitoring framework has major implications for national statistical systems worldwide as they face the complex task of producing reliable, consistent and comparable statistics for an increasing number of goals and targets. The MDGs had 8 Goals, 21 targets and …

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