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Current practices in measuring sexual orientation and gender identity in population censuses

Measuring sexual orientation and gender identity with official statistics is still a very new endeavour faced with many challenges, but legal and social advances are leading to the identification of these minorities in population censuses in more countries.

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The jobs gap: Measuring labour underutilisation beyond unemployment

This issue of Spolight on Work Statistics discusses an indicator recently developed by the ILO – the jobs gap – which is shown to be an important complement to the unemployment rate. The indicator is particularly relevant to assess the difficulties that women face in finding a job and highlights job creation challenges in the developing world.

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Own-use provision of services: Measurement guide

This guide provides guidance on implementing the ILO add-on module for own-use provision of services (OPS) in national labour force surveys. It is aimed at low- and middle-income countries and is designed to support NSOs to produce statistics on OPS when resource constraints or other considerations impede an independent time-use survey.

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Resolution concerning statistics on the informal economy

This resolution aims to set standards for statistics on the informal economy. It defines the statistical concepts of informal productive activities, the informal economy, the informal market economy and informal work and provides operational concepts, definitions and guidelines for the statistical measurement of its components.

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International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE-18) manual

A resolution adopted at the 20th ICLS includes a new international classification of status in employment (ICSE-18). This manual describes the revised classification, how it differs from the previous version, and how to implement it in a household survey.

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ILO data highlights need for disability disaggregated labour force surveys and investment in data systems

Data on labour market disparities between persons with and without disabilities are essential to inform transformative policymaking and programming. Yet, analysis of ILOSTAT datasets reveal that many countries do not collect population-level data on disability status, hampering efforts to disaggregate labour market indicators. Investment in national data systems is needed to advance disability inclusion. This blog focuses on Africa, where we see progress toward more inclusive data systems in many countries, but gaps remain.

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