Spotlight on Work Statistics

Persons outside the labour force: How inactive are they really?
Delving into the potential labour force with ILO harmonized estimates
A study based on ILO’s global estimates of employment by economic class
A study based on ILO’s global estimates for youth labour market indicators
An analysis of other forms of labour underutilization
Exploring light time-use approaches for measuring productive activities
A brief study of employment patterns by status in employment
Employment patterns across sectors and occupations
A quick analysis of the situation of older persons in the labour market

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Inactivity
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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