1. WESO

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017

    This report takes stock of the current global labour market situation, assessing the most recent employment developments and forecasting unemployment levels in developed, emerging and developing countries.

  2. WESO

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth

    The report provides updated figures on global and regional youth unemployment. It also looks at working poverty rates, decent work opportunities in both developed and developing economies as well as gender inequalities and migration trends among young people.

  3. Studies on Growth with Equity Series

    Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment

  4. Studies on Growth with Equity

    What works: Active labour market policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This report examines the effectiveness of active labour market policies implemented in Latin America, notably policies carried out in Argentina, Colombia and Peru.

  5. Studies on Growth with Equity Series

    Building a social pillar for European convergence

    The economic crisis has raised the degree of socio-economic heterogeneity among EU Member States aggravated by imbalances in structural factors that could intensify in the future. The establishment of a European Pillar of Social Rights could foster upward convergence of socioeconomic outcomes by strengthening existing rights and improving social standards in the EU while offering a unique opportunity to embed effective and inclusive social dialogue as part of the governance of the EU.

  6. WESO

    Transforming jobs to end poverty - World Employment and Social Outlook 2016

    This edition of the WESO looks at poverty reduction and how it has been influenced by income inequality and the availability of quality jobs in developing and developed countries.

  7. International Women’s Day 2016

    ILO: Large gender gaps remain across broad spectrum of global labour market

    New ILO report highlights the enormous challenges women continue to face in finding and keeping decent jobs around the world.

  8. Full Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2016

    The World Employment and Social Outlook is the ILO’s flagship report on world of work issues.

  9. Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU 2008–13: The crisis and beyond

    "The “Inventory of labour market policy measures in the EU 2008-13: The crisis and beyond” report studies the way in which the labour market policies of Member States of the European Union evolved after the financial crisis of 2007/08, and the extent to which those policies were successful in mitigating the negative impact the crisis had on their labour markets.

  10. World Employment and Social Outlook: The Changing Nature of Jobs

  11. An employment-oriented investment strategy for Europe

  12. World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015

  13. Global wage report 2014/15

    Wages and income inequalities

    The Global Wage Report 2014/15 reviews the main trends in wages in developed, emerging and developing countries. It also analyses inequality in the labour market and in household income.

  14. Book

    Transforming Economies: Making industrial policy work for growth, jobs and development

    "This book helps connect the dots between economic theory, the role of capabilities, the lessons from history and the practical challenges of design and implementation of industrial policies. In so doing it provides an excellent policy roadmap for anyone interested in the challenge of promoting catch-up growth and productive transformation." Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Center for International Development, Harvard University

  15. Studies on Growth with Equity series

    Productive Jobs for Greece

    After six years of recession, the Greek economy is showing some signs of recovery. Yet, unemployment has reached unprecedented levels, the risk of poverty and social exclusion continues to increase and enterprise investment is too weak to lead to a sustainable employment recovery. Based on an in-depth analysis of the present situation, the report identifies emergency measures to address the most pressing needs of vulnerable groups, notably youth and jobless households.

  16. Studies on Growth with Equity series

    Spain: Growth with jobs

    The Spanish economy has begun to recover from both the global financial crisis of 2008 and the sovereign debt crisis of 2011 and has made some employment gains. However, the recovery remains both incomplete and fragile. On current trends, it would take at least a decade for the unemployment rate to return to the pre-crises situation. It is therefore crucial to strengthen the employment recovery in order to ensure sustainable economic growth and avoid a further erosion in social conditions. The report points to a number of areas where Government and social partners could take action together to solidify these recent gains and build a new path to more and better jobs.

  17. Studies on Growth with Equity series

    Tackling the Jobs Crisis in Portugal

    This report analyses employment and social trends in Portugal in the wake of the financial assistance programme agreed with the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF. It also discusses international best practices available to inspire Portugal in its efforts towards cutting unemployment and boosting economic recovery.

  18. Research Paper

    Labour formalization and declining inequality in Argentina and Brazil

    This paper analyses the processes of labour formalization in Brazil and Argentina and its interrelation with the evolution of income inequality over the 2000s. It also contributes to the debates on formalising the informal and how to reduce income inequality.

What's new

  1. Seminar

    The beginnings of the ILO’s technical assistance: between knowledge construction and diplomacy

    Friday, 16th December 2016, 11:00 - 12:00, Room III, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Véronique Stenger University of Geneva,
    Chair: Remo Becci ILO Archives,
    Discussant: Juan Hunt PARDEV

  2. Seminar

    Labour Provisions in Trade Agreements: design, implementation and stakeholder involvement

    6 December 2016, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Room JDE 62, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels

    This seminar presents the final report of a comprehensive ILO Research Department project that assesses the impact of labour provisions on labour market outcomes.

  3. Seminar

    Wage compression within the firm

    Tuesday, 6th December 2016 11:00 - 12:00 - Room XI, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Michele Pellizzari University of Geneva
    Chair: Patrick Belser INWORK

  4. ILO What Works Research Brief No. 5

    Employment Protection Legislation to Promote Quality of Job Creation

    An effective system of Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) must balance, among other things, the needs of workers for income and job security with employers’ need to adjust the workforce in an increasingly dynamic world of work. Indeed, rather than debating the benefits of more versus less EPL, more attention should be paid to the correct design of EPL, its interaction with other benefits, and its implementation and effective enforcement.

  5. ILO Research paper No. 18

    The future of work: The meaning and value of work in Europe

    Dominique Méda

  6. Seminar

    Does innovation contribute to employment growth? Firm-level evidence from EU countries

    Thursday, 13th October 2016 11:00 - 12:00 Room 10.11, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Iulia Siedschlag, Trinity College Dublin
    Chair: Markus Pilgrim, Enterprises

  7. Seminar

    The Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks on Inequality

    Wednesday, 5th October 2016 11:00 - 12:00 Room XI, ILO Headquarters

    Presenter: Davide Furceri, IMF

  8. Seminar

    The Wages of Non-Employment

    30/09/2016 2:00-3:00 PM Room 10.11, ILO Headquarters

  9. Conference

    Transformation and diversity of enterprises: what are the consequences for work and employment in the world

    Friday, October 21, 2016, 8:30 to 18:00, Collège de France, ParisCollège de France, Paris

  10. ILO Research paper No. 17

    Digitalization and structural labour market problems: The case of Germany

    Ulrich Walwei

  11. ILO Research Paper No. 16

    Linking jobs in global supply chains to demand

    Takaaki Kizu, Stefan Kühn, Christian Viegelahn

  12. ILO Research paper No. 15

    Decomposing income inequality into factor income components: Evidence from selected G20 countries

    Uma Rani and Marianne Furrer

  13. ILO Research Department Research Paper

    Workfare programmes and their impact on the labour market: Effectiveness of Construyendo Perú

    Verónica Escudero

    This paper estimates the medium-term effects of the workfare programme Construyendo Perú implemented in Peru to support unemployed populations in situations of poverty and extreme poverty from 2007 to 2011.

  14. Conference

    The impact of financialization on work and entreprises

    6 April 2016, Collège des Bernardins, 20 rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris, France

    The aim of this conference organized by the ILO in partnership with the Collège des Bernardins is to pursue a high-level discussion between experts, entreprises and social partners on the future of work with a focus on the role of the financialization of the economy on labour relations.

  15. ILO/IZA Conference

    Assessing the Effects of Labour Market Reforms – A Global Perspective

    10-11 March, 09:00-17:00, Room XI

    The purpose of the Conference is to take stock of the effects that labour market reforms have had in terms of job quality, inequality and employment creation. There will also be a panel moderated by the DG on the Future of Work to discuss the transformational changes taking place in the world of work. English/French/Spanish interpretation will be available.