1. Skills mismatch in Europe: Statistics brief

    24 October 2014

    This Statistics Brief analyzes the incidence of overeducation and undereducation (skills mismatch) in a sample of European economies. Mismatch patterns are shown to depend strongly on the measure of mismatch that is adopted, but overeducation is increasing and undereducation is decreasing on at least one measure in at least half of the countries for which such trends can be assessed. Differences in skills mismatch risk between age groups and sexes are discussed, and country-specific trends are identified.

  2. Sampling elusive populations: Applications of child labour

    17 October 2014

    This Manual complements the earlier volume on Sampling for household-based surveys of child labour brought out by within the framework of the ILO-IPEC Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC) and contributes to survey methodology that goes beyond the particular subject of child labour. Thus, anyone interested in issues and practical solutions to problems such as sampling from imperfect frames or sampling difficult populations would benefit from the contents of this Manual.

  3. Measuring Employment in the Tourism Industries Beyond the Tourism Satellite Account: A Case Study of Canada

    15 May 2014

    The goal of this case study is to identify, describe and explain the Canadian practices of gathering, compiling, estimating, analyzing and describing tourism labour market information regarding persons employed in tourism industries primarily in terms of the characteristics of tourism workers rather than only in terms of jobs. As requested by the ILO, the particular personal and work characteristics featured in this case study include those found in the 2006 Canadian Population Census and the Canadian Labour Force Survey (LFS) such as: employment status, type of work, gender, occupation, educational attainment, membership in equity groups and seasonality of employment.

  4. Report III - Report of the Conference - 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 2 - 11 October 2013

    17 January 2014


  1. Report of the discussion

    09 October 2013

  2. Report and proposed resolution of the committee on work statistics

    09 October 2013

  3. Report II - Statistics of work, employment and labour underutilization - 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 2 - 11 October 2013

    30 August 2013

  4. Report I - General Report - 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 2 - 11 October 2013

    22 July 2013

    The General report describes the main statistical activities carried out by the ILO in the period 2009-2013. It highlights areas and issues for consideration by the Conference, and suggests possible areas for future work on labour statistics by the ILO.

  5. Surveys of economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment

    13 June 2013

    In October 1982, the Thirteenth ICLS adopted new standards concerning statistics of the economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment (Resolution I of the Thirteenth ICLS). The resolution forms part of the standards and guidelines referred to in the Labour Statistics Convention, 1985 (No. 160), and Recommendation, 1985 (No. 170), of the International Labour Office. It replaces Resolution I of the Eighth ICLS (1954) concerning statistics of the labour force, employment and unemployment, and paragraphs 4-9 and 13 of Resolution I11 of the Eleventh ICLS (1 966) concerning measurement and analysis of underemployment and underutilisation of manpower.

  6. Projections of Economically Active Population

    21 May 2013

    Since 1971, the ILO has a programme on estimates and projections of the economically active population (EAP). The main objective of this programme is to provide constituents, international agencies and the public at large with the most comprehensive, detailed and comparable estimates and projections of the EAP in the world. In this context, regular estimates and projection are produced and published by the ILO.