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

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

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 areRead 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

Capacity building and technical assistance in labour statistics More and better data for evidence-based policy The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development highlights the world’s commitment to sustainable and inclusive growth. Indicators were established to enable global, regional and national monitoring of theRead more

Dissemination tools We disseminate data through a variety of channels to meet the needs of different types of users, including: Summary tables in Excel Bulk download facility Excel Add-In Rilostat (R package) For more tools and information, refer to our data page. Analysis ILOSTAT is a recurrent source of dataRead more

Labour Force Survey (LFS) research The ILO Department of Statistics has 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 researchRead 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

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