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60.8%

Labour force participation rate

2023 global estimate

5.1%

Unemployment rate

2023 global estimate

58.0%

Informal employment rate

2023 global estimate

6.4%

Working poverty rate

2022 global estimate

Indicator catalogue

Get all data available for a specific indicator. 

Country catalogue

Get all indicators available for a specific country or region.

Data tools

Data explorer

Quickly find, filter, pivot, and download ILOSTAT data in various formats

Country profiles

View the latest key indicators in ILOSTAT by country

Bulk download facility

All ILOSTAT data in zipped CSV format

Excel Add-In

Excel add-in

Download ILOSTAT data directly from Excel (click to install)

R-ILOSTAT

R ILOSTAT

Search, download and manipulate ILOSTAT data using a R package

Social Protection Data Dashboards

Social protection dashboards

Access social protection data and visualizations

SDMX tools

APIs based on Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX)

WESO Data Finder

WESO data finder

Create charts and download ILO modelled estimates underlying the WESO report

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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 the search box and filters above the table

Use the search box to enter key words; use quotes around your term for better results. Available filters differ depending on the catalogue. Selecting a frequency allows users 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 Explorer

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

Excel summary

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. 

Country profiles

Available in the country catalogue only, this option takes users to the country profiles page with the selected country pre-filtered in the table. Highlighting the latest year available for key indicators, this is a subset of the available data for a given country.

Zipped csv (gz)

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

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