2006 Labour Overview. Latin America and the Caribbean

At the end of 2006, Latin America and the Caribbean will have experienced economic growth for the fourth consecutive year. Forecasts for 2007 indicate that this trend will continue, although at a more moderate pace, yielding five consecutive years of growth.

In summary, this edition of Labour Overview demonstrates that Latin American and Caribbean countries have made progress in improving key economic and labour indicators in 2006, although they are still far from reaching the goal of well being and equality. These advances require economic and social policies to generate more decent work. Social actors are committed to this ILO strategy. More so than in the past, there are reasons to address with optimism the enormous social and labour gaps hindering the region’s development.