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Explore and download large datasets and detailed cross-tabulations


Get insights on the latest trends in labour statistics

Learn more about labour statistics, from data stories to methodological insights

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Build a labour force survey questionnaire using the ILO model

Guidance on producing statistics according to to latest classifications for ICSE and ICSaW

Featured event

STATA for labour market analysis

29 July 2019 - 02 August 2019, Turin Centre ITC-ILO

This course aims to equip participants with the skills needed to use STATA to analyse the labour market for evidence-based policy-making, including SDG and decent work indicators. Using a step-by-step approach, it provides practical skills and tips for analysing labour-market data with a view to constructing and interpreting decent work and SDG indicators. There will be a thematic focus on employment outcomes, but the impact techniques explored are equally applicable to interventions targeting other socio-economic outcomes.


Featured guides

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

Guidebook on SDG Labour Market Indicators

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. The ADePT software allows researchers and practitioners to automate data production, to minimize data production errors and to quickly produce a wide range of labour market data from labour force surveys or other household surveys that contain labour market information.

Key Labor Market Indicators: Analysis with Household Survey Data

ILOSTAT Microdata processing quick guide: Principles and methods underlying the ILO's processing of anonymized household survey microdata

This Quick Guide presents the anonymized microdata processing undertaken by the Data Production and Analysis Unit of the ILO's Department of Statistics. It describes why and how the unit carries out this activity, as well as the potential expansion of this work. It also mentions considerations and limitations to take into account by data users.

Latest posts

Rosina Gammarano

Persons outside the labour force: How inactive are they really?

Inactivity rates are increasing around the world, while the global population and labour force are ageing. But the inactivity rate is an aggregate measure overlooking the different profiles of people outside the labour force. This new Spotlight on Work Statistics explores the characteristics of the potential labour force, made up of persons outside the labour force with an attachment to the labour market.

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