Effective social dialogue is a key means to promote better wages and working conditions. But when it fails, work stoppages may ensue. ILO data show that this has happened at least 44 thousand times since 2010.
Work and employment may be used indistinctly in everyday language, but for the labour market they mean very different things. Employment is a very specific form of work. Other forms of work include own-use production work, volunteer work and unpaid trainee work.
This visual essay provides an overview of the progress made towards decent work in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Inactivity rates are increasing around the world, while the global population and labour force are ageing. But the inactivity rate is an aggregate measure overlooking the different profiles of people outside the labour force. This new Spotlight on Work Statistics explores the characteristics of the potential labour force, made up of persons outside the labour force with an attachment to the labour market.
This slideshow presents the main results of a study based on ILO’s global estimates of employment by economic class (including the working poverty rate) featured in our latest issue of Spotlight on Work Statistics.
The fifth issue of our series Spotlight on work statistics uses the first ever global estimates of youth not in employment, education or training along with other youth labour market indicators to explore the situation of youth in labour markets around the world, and unveil the additional challenges they face.
Discover the patterns around the world of unemployment and other forms of labour underutilization, including time-related underemployment, the potential labour force and over-education in Avoiding unemployment is not enough, the fourth issue of our series Spotlight on work statistics.
Find out the latest trends in employment by status category and how paid employment compares to vulnerable employment around the world in Paid employment vs vulnerable employment, the third issue of our new series Spotlight on work statistics.
Learn about the situation of older persons in the labour market in What about seniors?, the first issue of our new series Spotlight on work statistics where we use ILOSTAT data to explore various labour market issues.
Learn about employment patterns across sectors and occupations in Where are the jobs?, the second issue of our new series Spotlight on work statistics.