tools for data producers

Population Census resources

Population Census resources Population and housing censuses are a vital part of national statistical systems. They provide essential information on the structure, characteristics and housing conditions of a country’s population, and serve as a backbone to national household survey programmes and other statistical activities necessary to support informed policymaking. Capturing essential economic characteristics of the …

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Labour costs

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 international institutions are interested in labour …

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Collective bargaining

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 peace and social justice. It includes …

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Employment statistics The importance of employment as a pathway to economic development, social inclusion and well-being has long been recognised. As well as being at the heart of the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda, employment is a central element in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which places emphasis on promoting productive employment and decent work for all …

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Labour market information systems (LMIS)

Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS) What is LMIS and how we can help The identification of labour market issues critically rests on the availability of data, information and analysis. Labour market information systems (LMIS) provide an essential basis for employment and labour policies, and inform the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies that are …

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SDMX tools

Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) tools We released a new version of the SDMX API during the week of 13 September 2021. There are 2 major changes in this latest version: The dimension called COLLECTION will be removed from all DSD and related artefacts, and the concept COLLECTION will be suppressed along with the …

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Dissemination and analysis

Dissemination tools We disseminate data through a variety of channels to meet the needs of different types of users. These tools are available from the data page. Analysis ILOSTAT is a recurrent source of data for many ILO flagship publications, including the World Employment Social Outlook. The Department of Statistics also carries out its own …

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Online tutorials

Online tutorials To better understand labour statistics All Key concepts COVID-19 Gender SDGs COVID-19: Guidance to data producers to maintain labour force survey data collection The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Labour Force Survey data collection in many ways. The most immediate impact for most countries is the suspension of face-to-face interviewing, with a move to …

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Labour force survey (LFS) resources

The global reference for labour force survey design​ National labour force surveys are the main source behind essential headline indicators of the labour market and the world of work. A wide range of economic and social policies, from monetary and fiscal policies to employment, decent work, vocational education and training, and a wide range of …

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