2pm, October 07th, 2015

ILOSTAT is the main International Labour Organisation (ILO) database on labor statistics.

Labor statistics play an essential role in the efforts of ILO member states to achieve decent work for all and for the ILO’s support of these efforts. These statistics are needed for the development and evaluation of policies towards this goal and for assessing progress towards decent work. They are also an important tool for information and analysis, helping to increase understanding of common problems, explain actions and mobilize interest.

Information covered in the ILOSTAT database includes:

  • economically active population (data since 1945),
  • employment,
  • underemployment,
  • employment (or labor force) by detailed occupational group and sex, obtained from population censuses or labor force surveys,
  • comparable employment and unemployment estimates,
  • public sector employment,
  • hours of work,
  • wages,
  • labor cost,
  • consumer prices,
  • October Inquiry results,
  • occupational injuries and strikes and lockouts (data since 1969),
  • statistical sources and methods


Institutions Involved

  • International Labour Organisation (ILO)
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