1. Gender relevance of the 19th ICLS statistical standards

    13 October 2020

    This report gives a summary overview of the impact of the introduction of the 19th ICLS statistical standards on labour statistics, as compared with the previous standards from the 13th ICLS. The key gender differences between the frameworks are illustrated using data collected from pilot studies completed between 2015 and 2017.

  2. Report VIII: Closing gender data gaps in the world of work - role of the 19th ICLS standards

    13 October 2020

    This report provides a detailed overview of the relevance of the 19th ICLS for gender analysis of participation in work and the labour market. It uses data from the pilot studies completed between 2015 and 2017 to illustrate the wide range of analytical potential when the new standards are implemented.

  3. Rural and urban labour markets: Different challenges for promoting decent work

    13 October 2020

  4. Defining and measuring remote work, telework, work at home and home-based work

    05 June 2020

    Working from a distance and working at home are not new phenomena but the relevance of their measurement has increased, not least due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This notes provide guidance to data producers on how the four different concepts of remote work, telework, work at home and home-based work should be statistically understood, how they relate to each other, and how they can be measured through a household survey.

  5. Conceptual Framework for Statistics on Work Relationships

    02 June 2020

  6. Consumer Price Index: Business Continuity Guidance

    26 May 2020

  7. Capturing impacts on employment and unpaid work using Rapid Surveys

    22 May 2020

    Lack of data on how households and workers are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can severely affect the formulation of programmes and policies aimed to help those in most need. In times of crisis, rapid surveys may be a alternative source of information where official household surveys such as LFS have been halted or postponed. This note provides modules for rapid surveys to shed light on the COVID-19 impacts on paid and unpaid work.

  8. Guidance to data producers to maintain Labour Force Survey data collection

    29 April 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Labour Force Survey data collection in many ways. The most immediate impact for most countries is the suspension of face-to-face interviewing, with a move to telephone interviewing being the main approach under consideration by many. This note provides guidance to countries on the range of options available and challenges to deal with in order to change their data collection approach and maintain some continuity in data availability to the extent possible.

  9. Consumer Price Indexes

    28 April 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis is affecting data collection activities of national statistical offices (NSOs) around the world, including for consumer price indexes (CPI).

  10. Monitoring labour markets amid lockdowns to contain the COVID-19 virus: Essential labour force survey content and treatment of special groups (Rev.1)

    08 April 2020

    Amid the challenges to continue LFS data collection, the international standards remain a central reference. This note provide guidance to countries maintaining LFS operations, on priority topics and handling issues becoming more prevalent such as job absences of uncertain duration, business closures and reduced job search.