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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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Measuring Cooperatives – An information guide on the ILO Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives

This information guide provides practical guidance for the ILO’s Member States toward implementing the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives adopted at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians.

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Guidebook on how and why to collect and use data on industrial relations

This guidebook is intended to support ILO’s tripartite constituents in the collection of data on industrial relations, including on trade union membership, on the coverage of collective bargaining agreements and on strikes and lockouts.

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Quick Guide on Measuring Economic Characteristics in the Population Census

Capturing essential economic characteristics of the population in the census is recommended as a core topic for the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Censuses. To support these efforts, this guide updates international census recommendations aligned with the latest ICLS standards, and develops practical tools and training to support census planners in adapting these recommendations to the national context.

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Quick guide on interpreting the unemployment rate

The unemployment rate is a key labour market indicator, but it has many shortcomings which we must take into account when interpreting it. The Quick guide on interpreting the unemployment rate provides helpful information on all the main aspects underlying this headline indicator and its limitations. It also provides tips to communicate effectively on the unemployment rate.

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