1. Integration of data from different sources: Unemployment

    01 March 1998

    This article presents the first product of the ILO study: a table containing unemployment data collected from two types of sources - labour force surveys (LFSs) and administrative records (ARs) - in thirty-six countries.

  2. Mapping the world of work: An international review of the work with occupational classifications and dictionaries

    01 January 1998

    This paper presents an overview of the work undertaken to develop, use and maintain national occupational classifications and dictionaries and the role of and corresponding work with the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88) and its regional variants.

  3. Compilation and presentation of labour statistics based on administrative records

    01 January 1998


  1. Measuring employment and unemployment through labour force surveys in transition countries: Methodology and data

    01 October 1997

    This article contains methodological descriptions as well as employment and unemployment data collected through Labour Force Surveys in fourteen transition countries.

  2. Statistical aspects of minimum wage determination

    01 June 1997

    Outlines the types and sources of statistical data which are likely to be required when setting and reviewing minimum wages in a country. The statistical requirements of wage setting may assist and guide other countries in developing their statistical systems for the same purpose.

  3. A programme of wages statistics for the Caribbean

    01 March 1997

  4. Statistical pattern analysis and its procedure

    01 January 1997

    The "Statistical Pattern Analysis" (SPA) using a computer system is perhaps one of the simplest and most useful methods for statistical analysis in the case of integrated use of several indices. In this paper, two types of SPA are presented: firstly, an integrated observation method for several kinds of statistical data in the form of cross-table; and secondly, an analysis method for large scale data in the form of data matrices.


  1. Recommendations of the Joint ILO/Czech Statistical Office Meeting on the statistical treatment of persons on extended types of leave in respect to the international definitions of employment and unemployment (Prague, 15-17 November 1995)

    01 December 1996

  2. Evolution of the economically active population from 1950 to 1995 and forecasts for the year 2010

    01 November 1996

    Estimates and projections, by sex and age group, of the economically active population, 1950-2010. Individual projections are presented for all countries and/or territories of the world which in 1990 had attained or exceeded the threshold of 200,000 inhabitants.

  3. Uses and analysis of the ILO October Inquiry data on occupational wages and hours of work

    01 October 1996

    The purpose of this article is to describe and explain the various types of data provided by countries, and discuss how they might be used in analysis, in particular, for comparing occupational wage rates and earnings. The issues chosen for illustration do not cover all the possible uses to which the October Inquiry data can be put, but concentrate on the issues that are the most important and the most frequently raised.