Worldwide, there is large variation across countries in the number of teachers relative to the population. At one extreme, Iceland has 45 teachers for every 1,000 people. At the other extreme, the United Republic of Tanzania has only 2 for every 1,000 people.

Glossary of terms in labour statistics

Microdata Catalog Search in 5’000 surveys, 36’000 variables and 2’000 citations Browse catalog » Featured collections The Microdata Catalog is a collection of datasets from national statistical offices compiled by the International Labour Organization Labour Force Surveys (LFS) Child Labour Surveys (CLS) Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HIES) Sources ofRead more

Inactivity rates are increasing around the world, while the global population and labour force are ageing. But the inactivity rate is an aggregate measure overlooking the different profiles of people outside the labour force. This new Spotlight on Work Statistics explores the characteristics of the potential labour force, made up of persons outside the labour force with an attachment to the labour market.

Country groupings by ILO region and WB income group Excel version of country groupings

Statistics on labour costs Labour costs are a crucial factor in the ability of enterprises and countries to compete. When specific to the manufacturing sector, labour costs serve as an indicator of competitiveness of manufactured goods in world trade. This is why governments, social partners, researchers and national and internationalRead more

Work stoppages Grievances and conflicts are an inevitable part of the employment relationship. The objective of public policy is to manage conflict and promote sound labour relations by creating a system for the effective prevention and settlement of labour disputes.  Work stoppages can be strikes or lockouts. A strike isRead more

Statistics on collective bargaining Our working conditions determine to a great extent our living conditions (and those of our families), which is why it is crucial to ensure adequate working conditions for all. Social dialogue is one of the main means to promote satisfactory working conditions, as well as peaceRead more