Books and reports

November 2022

  1. Publication

    Global Wage Report 2022-23: The impact of COVID-19 and inflation on wages and purchasing power

    30 November 2022

  2. Full report

    Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022: Rethinking sectoral strategies for a human-centred future of work

    28 November 2022

    Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.

  3. Report

    Greening Enterprises: Transforming processes and workplaces

    14 November 2022

September 2022

  1. Report

    Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2022

    22 September 2022

    This new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) provides the latest estimates of renewable energy employment globally.

  2. Report

    Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage

    12 September 2022

    This report was produced through a collaboration between the ILO, Walk Free and the International Organization for Migration.

August 2022

  1. Report

    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people

    11 August 2022

    Incorporating the most recent labour market information available, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional youth labour market indicators, and gives detailed analyses of trends and issues facing young people in the labour market.

July 2022

  1. Report

    The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: A global analysis in the time of COVID-19

    13 July 2022

May 2022

  1. Book

    Exploring decent work in the pharmaceutical industry: Job creation in the production of medical cannabis in Lesotho and Zimbabwe

    11 May 2022

    Is medical cannabis really capable of making a difference for poor countries in terms of growth and job creation? This book seeks to determine whether medical cannabis can indeed create jobs and wealth, notably in comparison with tobacco, for which the medicinal plant is deemed to be a viable substitute crop.

  2. Flagship Report

    Social Dialogue Report 2022: Collective bargaining for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery

    05 May 2022

    This first edition of this new ILO flagship report focuses on collective bargaining.

April 2022

  1. Publication

    Understanding patterns of structural discrimination of migrant and other workers in some countries of South and West Asia

    19 April 2022

    This background paper reviews the literature that sheds light on the structural patterns of discrimination against migrant workers in some countries of South and West Asia. It also articulates recommendations that would help officials in UN agencies, international organizations, constituents and other civil society individuals and groups, while referring to the existing evidence of structural discrimination to support the application of international labour standards.