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This blog highlights the latest trends using ILOSTAT data and methodological issues in the world of labour statistics. It is written by staff members of the ILO Department of Statistics.

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occupation
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These are the countries with the most teachers

Worldwide, there is large variation across countries in the number of teachers relative to the population. At one extreme, Iceland has 45 teachers for every 1,000 people. At the other extreme, the United Republic of Tanzania has only 2 for every 1,000 people.

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potential labour force
Rosina Gammarano

Persons outside the labour force: How inactive are they really?

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.

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labour underutilization
Rosina Gammarano

Avoiding unemployment is not enough

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.

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informality
Rosina Gammarano

Paid employment vs vulnerable employment

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.

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older workers
Rosina Gammarano

What about seniors?

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.

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employment
Rosina Gammarano

Where are the jobs?

Learn about employment patterns across sectors and occupations in Where are the jobs?, the second issue of our new series Spotlight on work statistics.

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