Data

59.3%

Labour force participation rate

2022 global estimate

5.9%

Unemployment rate

2022 global estimate

6.9%

Working poverty rate

2021 global estimate

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Data catalogue

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Add-In for Excel

Excel Add-In

The ILOSTAT add-in provides free access to data series covering a wide range of labour topics (e.g., employment, unemployment, industrial relations, informality) directly via Microsoft Excel.  So if your preferred data management tool is Excel, install this add-in to significantly reduce the amount of time you spend downloading ILOSTAT data.

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About our databases

Continuously updated databases are updated for the public once a week, every Sunday at 10:00 pm (Europe/Paris time zone). The updating procedure only involves tables for which there is new data or that have undergone a modification or a structural change.

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Catalogue of ILOSTAT sources

This catalogue of national data sources presented in ILOSTAT provides an overview of worldwide sources available for labour statistics.

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Data collection and production

Discover the main methods to compile and produce ILOSTAT data: automated data collection, microdata processing and an annual questionnaire.

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Instructions on how to make best use of the ILOSTAT website to find data, methods and resources for labour

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Use filters above the table

Use the search box to enter key words; use quotes around your term for better results. Use filters for the database and subject and select a frequency to find monthly, quarterly, or annual indicators. While all indicators are available for annual periods, only a subset are available as monthly or quarterly. 

Options to access data

Data available in the Excel summary files are for indicators only (not available for countries or regions) for selected classification items for 2010 onward for annual data and 2018 onward for short-term indicators. For historical data or additional classifications, either use the Data Explorer or download the CSV file. 

Download a zipped CSV file (gzip) to get data in bulk. These files contain only codes. Download the dictionary with labels here

There are other options to access data in the data tools section

This tool provides an intuitive interface to filter the selection, pivot the table, calculate distributions, and export data into various formats.