ILOSTAT is hosted by the ILO Department of Statistics, the focal point to the UN for labour statistics.

We are the custodian agency for 14 SDG labour market related indicators.


We set international standards for labour statistics through the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS). This implies engaging actively in survey testing projects to develop evidence on producing high quality data for priority topics in the world of work.


We compile and produce labour statistics, with the goal of disseminating internationally-comparable datasets through a variety of data tools.

Capacity building

We provide technical cooperation, assistance and training in labour statistics. Our aim is to support ILO member States with the implementation of international statistical standards, data production, analysis and dissemination.

Our goals

We aim to:

What we stand by

Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

As Director-General of the ILO, I would like to express our full commitment to the compliance with those Principles as stated in

The ILO's adherence to those principles is fully in line with the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on the "Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics" in 2014.

Guy Rider
ILO Director-General

Customer Service

Our staff is fully committed to providing excellent customer service to data users, data producers, constituents and partners.

We have a wealth of expertise in the Department and we are eager to achieve our goals by working together. Only then can we ensure labour statistics play their crucial role in evidence-based policy making.

Rafael Diez de Medina
Rafael Diez de Medina
ILO Chief Statistician and Director of the Department of Statistics

We want to hear from you!

To expand its knowledge base, the ILO is carrying out a rapid survey to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education, employment and aspirations.

Are you 15 to 64 years old? How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your work, life and aspirations? Your experiences can go a long way in helping shape policy measures as we recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey only takes 10 minutes!