The COVID-19 crisis is expected to wipe out 6.7 per cent of working hours globally in the second quarter of 2020 – equivalent to 195 million full-time workers. Large reductions are foreseen in the Arab States (8.1 per cent, equivalent to 5 million full-time workers), Europe (7.8 per cent, or 12 million full-time workers) and Asia … Continue reading
X Since the first ILO Monitor, the COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated in terms of intensity and expanded its global reach. Full or partial lockdown measures are now affecting almost 2.7 billion workers, representing around 81 per cent of the world’s workforce. X In the current situation, businesses across a range of economic sectors are … Continue reading
The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened in the global financial crisis of 2008/9, then the impact on global unemployment could be … Continue reading
The enormous challenges in the world of work – including persistent inequalities and exclusion – make it more vital than ever to establish a clear picture of global employment and social trends. This requires critical reflection on the adequacy of our methods and concepts, with innovations where needed, to address today’s policy challenges. We need … Continue reading
A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ Flagship report: World Employment and … Continue reading
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder shared his vision of the future of work, at an event at the Graduate Institute, Geneva – part of the ILO’s 24-hour Centenary Global Tour.
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder marks the start of the ILO’s second century of service to the world of work by recalling its first 100 years and pointing to the challenges that face us all in shaping the future of work we want. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at ILO100: The ILO Centenary … Continue reading
Global wage growth in 2017 was not only lower than in 2016, but fell to its lowest growth rate since 2008, remaining far below the levels obtaining before the global nancial crisis. Global wage growth in real terms (that is, adjusted for price in a- tion) has declined from 2.4 per cent in 2016 to … Continue reading
According to the ILO report “World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs”, action to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will result in sufficient job creation to more than offset job losses of 6 million elsewhere. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at World Employment and Social Outlook: Greening with … Continue reading
To tackle abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices, the ILO has developed general principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment of migrant labour. This video shows guidelines that can be helpful specifically to governments in the recruitment process. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor.
As a result of rising life expectancy and declining birth rates, global population growth has considerably decelerated and this trajectory is expected to continue over the next few decades. One immediate implication of this slowdown is that growth of the global labour force will not be suf cient to compen- sate for the rapidly expanding … Continue reading
The commitments made in Paris require a closer look at the quantitative and qualitative jobs dimension of the just transition to sustainability. In schematic terms, it is possible to anticipate four quantitative employment effects. Firstly, and most positively, policies to promote greener products, services and infrastructures will translate directly into higher demand for labour in … Continue reading
There has been a modest economic recovery, though youth unemployment remains high and employment quality a concern. The global economic outlook for 2017 and 2018 is positive and growth is projected to accelerate modestly due to moderate pickups in investment and trade, mainly led by advanced economies. However, job growth does not always accompany economic … Continue reading
The Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven and the President of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, along with the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder launched a Global Commission on the Future of Work today at the International Labour Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at B-roll: Launch of the ILO’s Global … Continue reading