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Introduction

Access to employment for all is a key goal of policymakers around the globe. Employment is indeed a core element of our livelihoods and lives. However, having a job is no guarantee of a decent living: job quality is required as well. Working conditions on the job will determine to a great extent our living conditions.

Remuneration is a crucial aspect of working conditions. Decent work is productive work which provides workers with adequate earnings, ensuring satisfactory living conditions for workers and their families. At the same time, monitoring the evolution of wages and earnings provides insights into the extent to which workers benefit from gains in productivity.

The objective of non-discrimination and equal treatment in employment implies that workers should receive equal pay for work of equal value. Disaggregated data for wages statistics serve to assess the extent to which this is true.

Data catalogue

IndicatorFrequencyDatabaseSubjectDownload (with labels)Download (with codes)Data explorer
SDG indicator 8.5.1 - Average hourly earnings of employees by sex (Local currency)AnnualSDG Labour Market Indicators (ILOSDG)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Average monthly earnings of employees by sex and economic activityAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Average monthly earnings of employees by sex and occupationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Average monthly earnings of employees by sex and disability statusAnnualDisability Labour Market Indicators (DLMI)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean nominal monthly earnings of prime-age employees by sex, household type and presence of children (local currency)AnnualGender Equality and Non-Discrimination Indicators (GEND)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean nominal monthly earnings of prime-age employees by sex, household type and rural / urban areas (local currency)AnnualGender Equality and Non-Discrimination Indicators (GEND)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean nominal monthly earnings of employees by sex and economic activity (local currency)QuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean nominal monthly earnings of employees by sex and economic activity (local currency)MonthlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Average hourly earnings of employees by sex and occupationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Statutory nominal gross monthly minimum wageAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Low pay rate by sex (%)AnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Female share of low pay earners (%)AnnualGender Equality and Non-Discrimination Indicators (GEND)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Gender wage gap by occupation (%)AnnualGender Equality and Non-Discrimination Indicators (GEND)Earnings.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
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Methods

Decent Work and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Guidebook on SDG Labour Market Indicators

This Guidebook provides a detailed overview of the labour market indicators included in the Sustainable Development Goals Global Indicator Framework. It is intended to serve as a manual of best practices for calculating and interpreting the SDG labour market indicators, with a view to monitoring progress made at the national and international levels towards the achievement of the SDGs.

Resolution concerning an integrated system of wages statistics

Adopted by the 12th ICLS (1973), this resolution revises, broadens and integrates the prior standards in order to provide guidelines for the production of comprehensive and mutually consistent statistics of wages (including salaries) and the need to co-ordinate these statistics with other economic and social statistics.

Publications

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