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Labour statistics

  1. ILOSTAT - The new database of labour statistics

    Provides annual and infra-annual labour market statistics for over 100 indicators and 230 countries, areas and territories.

  2. LABORSTA - database of labour statistics

    Covers official core labour statistics for over 200 countries for 1969 to 2008. This database is not being updated and will gradually be replaced with ILOSTAT.

  3. Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)

    Published every two years since 1999, the KILM is a collection of 20 key indicators of the labour market, ranging from employment and variables relating to employment (status, sector, hours, etc.) to education, wages and compensation costs, labour productivity and working poverty.

  4. Labour Force Surveys

    Compiles web sites which contain data from national statistical agencies, the ILO and other sources. Includes links to source web sites and references to print publications available in the ILO Library.

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    Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (IPEC-SIMPOC)

    SIMPOC provides access to a comprehensive compendium of child labour statistics and methodological guidance material. Processed child labour data can be accessed in the form of national child labour survey reports, statistical country-briefs and other resources derived from household-based SIMPOC surveys. A large number of micro-datasets are also available.


  1. NORMLEX - Database on International Labour Standards

    Comprehensive database providing open access to the latest information on ILO international labour standards as well as national labour and social security laws.

  2. NATLEX logo - yellow text on grey and blue background

    NATLEX - database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation

    Records in NATLEX provide abstracts of legislation and relevant citation information, and they are indexed by keywords and by subject classifications.

  3. Skills for Employment Global Public-Private Knowledge Sharing Platform

    The website aims to bridge education and training to the world of work by sharing approaches, knowledge and effective practices that international organizations, policy makers, employer and worker organizations, the private sector, and others have found effective in promoting skills development. This site benefits from collaboration with the OECD, UNESCO and the World Bank.

  4. Working Conditions Laws Database

    The Database of Conditions of Work and Employment Laws provides a picture of the regulatory environment of working time, minimum wages and maternity protection in more than 100 countries around the world.

  5. EPLex - Employment protection legislation database

    EPLex contains information on the employment termination laws of some 85 countries. The information is broken down to cover more than 50 variables addressing all the key topics of employment protection legislation. The database is updated annually to facilitate the analysis of impacts and trends over time by theme and by country.

  6. Occupational safety and health

    International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

    The cards are data sheets intended to provide essential safety and health information on chemicals in a clear and concise way. The primary aim of the cards is to promote the safe use of chemicals in the workplace and the main target users are therefore workers and those responsible for occupational safety and health.

  7. Occupational safety and health

    CISDOC -  Bibliographic database

    Contains about 70,000 citations of documents that deal with occupational accidents and diseases as well as ways of preventing them. The types of documents are: laws and regulations, data sheets, training material, articles from periodical publications, books and standards. Every record contains a detailed bibliographic description, a full abstract and indexing descriptors.


    Labordoc, the ILO Library's database, contains references and full text access to the world's literature on the world of work.

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