The unseen workforce behind wastewater management

High-income countries often take the wastewater management process for granted. Yet only 58 per cent of the world’s domestic wastewater is safely treated, with significant variation across regions. For World Toilet Day, we delve into the data to gain a better understanding of employment in the water collection, treatment and supply and sewerage industries in different country contexts.

From tradition to transformation: Employment trends in postal and courier services

Technology has severely affected demand for postal services. At the same time employment in the industry is still rising in most countries, driven by rapid growth in courier activities. This apparent contradiction in fact supports the idea that while technological progress can destroy jobs and displace workers, it can also create more jobs, creating a positive overall effect. Looking to the future, reskilling, upskilling and support to help postal services accelerate their digitalization and diversification processes will be key to building the resilience and adaptability of workers and enterprises in the sector.

Worker and sector profiles (PROFILES database)

Overview For information on basic labour force concepts, such as employment and unemployment for example, refer to the Labour Force Statistics (LFS) database description. The descriptions below are intended to provide further details on the definitions for groups of occupations and/or sectors recombined based on the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08 or previous versions) and/or …

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