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. CapturingRead more

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 internationalRead more

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 peaceRead more

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 employmentRead more

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 andRead more

SDMX tools For data producers to generate and report labour statistics Statistics Metadata-driven Analysis & Reporting Tool (SMART) SMART allows users to generate and automate the production of analytical reports defined by means of a SDMX Data Structure Definition (DSD), either from processing micro-level data or from aggregated data byRead more

Statistics on consumer prices Consumer price indices (CPIs) measure changes over time in the level of prices of goods and services that households consume. In many countries, they were originally introduced to provide a measure of the changes in the living costs faced by workers, so that wage increases could beRead 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