Books and reports

January 2017

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2017

    12 January 2017

    This edition 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. It also focuses on trends in job quality, paying particular attention to working poverty and vulnerable employment.

December 2016

  1. Resolving individual labour disputes: A comparative overview

    23 December 2016

    This book examines the institutions and mechanisms for settlement of individual labour disputes in various countries.

  2. Labour regulation and development: Socio-legal perspectives

    15 December 2016

  3. Global Wage Report 2016/17: Wage inequality in the workplace

    15 December 2016

    This report analyses the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

November 2016

  1. Non-standard employment around the world: Understanding challenges, shaping prospects

    14 November 2016

    The report analyses the incidence and trends of non-standard forms of employment globally and explores the reasons behind this phenomenon, including changes in the world of work brought about by globalization and social change.

October 2016

  1. Transformation of women at work in Asia: An unfinished development agenda

    31 October 2016

    This book examines the drivers of, and barriers to, participation of women in the Asian labour market for its socio-economic development and structural transformation.

  2. Key Labor Market Indicators: Analysis with Household Survey Data

    20 October 2016

    This publication is an introduction to labour market indicator analysis and a guide for analysing household survey data using the ADePT ILO Labour Market Indicators Module.

  3. Europe's disappearing middle class? Evidence from the world of work

    20 October 2016

    The book issues a warning about the latest trends in the world of work and presents considerations to policy-makers for ensuring the future of the middle class in Europe.

August 2016

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth

    24 August 2016

    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.

July 2016

  1. Building a social pillar for European convergence

    18 July 2016

    This report finds that EU Member States are either diverging in terms of socio-economic performance or converging towards deteriorating outcomes such as worsening inequality and widening structural imbalances.