Flagship reports

January 2020

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020

    20 January 2020

    This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity.

February 2019

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019

    13 February 2019

    This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity.

November 2018

  1. Global Wage Report 2018/19: What lies behind gender pay gaps

    26 November 2018

    This report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region.

May 2018

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with jobs

    14 May 2018

    This edition examines environmental sustainability in the world of work. It focuses on how climate change and environmental degradation will impact the labour markets, affecting both the volume and quality of employment, and quantifies the shifts expected to take place within and between sectors.

March 2018

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 – Global snapshot

    08 March 2018

    The past 20 years have witnessed some progress for women in the world of work and in terms of gender equality in society. This report looks at the progress (or lack thereof) made during the past decade and assesses women’s labour market prospects.

January 2018

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018

    22 January 2018

    This edition examines the current state of the labour market, assessing the most recent developments and making global and regional projections of unemployment, vulnerable employment and working poverty.

November 2017

  1. World Social Protection Report 2017-19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    29 November 2017

    This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent trends in social protection systems, including social protection floors. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits and public expenditures on social protection.