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.

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). Featured publication World Social ProtectionRead more

Statistics on unemployment and supplementary measures of labour underutilization The unemployment rate is probably the best-known labour market measure and is certainly one of the most widely quoted by the media. The unemployment rate is a useful measure of the underutilization of the labour supply. It reflects the inability ofRead more

ILOSTAT Add-In for Microsoft® Excel® Version: ILOSTAT Description: The ILOSTAT Add-In is free software that will significantly reduce the amount of time spent collecting and organizing international labour statistics. The ILOSTAT add-in provides free access to data series covering a wide range of labour topics (e.g., employment, unemployment, industrialRead 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

About this blog This blog highlights the latest trends using ILOSTAT data and methodological issues in the world of labour statistics. It is written by staff members of the ILO Department of Statistics. The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the ILOSTAT blog are those of the authors and doRead more

Spotlight on Work Statistics Delving into the potential labour force with ILO harmonized estimates A study based on ILO’s global estimates of employment by economic class A study based on ILO’s global estimates for youth labour market indicators An analysis of other forms of labour underutilization Exploring light time-use approachesRead more

Statistics on union membership 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