Global Employment Trends and related reports

A series of reports that analyse global and regional economic and labour market developments based on the most recently available data.

An Accuracy Assessment of the Global Employment Trends’ Unemployment Rate Forecasts

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Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: a generation at risk

Five years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, the Global Employment Trends 2013 offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labor market. It also presents policy considerations in light of the new challenges facing policy makers in the coming year.

Global Employment Trends (GET) series

With a view to developing information and analysis that is essential for promoting full, decent and productive work for all, including women and young people, the Global Employment Trends series review global and regional economic and labour market developments based on the most recently available data. The reports build on the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM), and include a consistent set of tables with regional and global estimates of labour market indicators as generated from the Estimates and projections of labour market indicators. Each issue of Global Employment Trends also contains a short term labour market outlook based on projections or scenarios, focusing on unemployment, vulnerable employment and working poverty.

The reports have been published on a yearly basis since 2003, with special editions to analyze labour market trends for segments of the population such as youth and women, or for certain regions.

Each GET, its data and analysis, is the result of a new run of the Global Employment Trends Model, which uses as input the latest available labour market information from the ILO and other sources to generate the world and regional aggregates. This means each new report is based on the best available estimates at that point in time and that the time series of world and regional aggregates from one report to the next are not comparable. The most recent GET should always be taken as the most up-to-date source of world and regional estimates of labour market information.

Links to previous GET reports (by theme)

Economic crisis and labour market impact

Gender: Global Employment Trends for Women

Youth: Global Employment Trends for Youth

Regional trends

General trends reports or briefs (January editions)

Additional reports