May 28, 2022

Report/Data: “World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020”

The World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020 report was published today by the International Labour Organization. An interactive data tool is also available.

From ILO


This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity, as well as dimensions of job quality such as employment status, informal employment and working poverty. It also examines income and social developments, and provides an indicator of social unrest.

Key findings are that are unemployment is projected to rise after a long period of stability, and that many people are working fewer paid hours than they would like or lack adequate access to paid work. The report also takes a close look at decent work deficits and persistent labour market inequalities, noting that income inequality is higher than previously thought.


Direct to Full Text Report (108 pages; PDF)

Summary Report (7 pages; PDF)

News Release

Direct to Interactive Data Finder

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