ILOSTAT: Labour Statistics



ILOSTAT provides users with comprehensive international data across a wide range of labour-related topics. But how does the ILO collect and compile all these data? Three main methods are used: microdata processing, automated data collection, and the annual ILOSTAT questionnaire. In addition to these, the ILO produces modelled estimates and projections for selected indicators. ILOSTAT data are widely re-used by other organizations for their datasets and as inputs into world recognized indices. Examples include: World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI) United Nations Statistics Division Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Minimum Set of Gender Indicators Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index (HDI) Gender Development Index (GDI) Gender Inequality Index (GII) Life-course Gender Gap Dashboard OECD World Indicators of Skills for Employment (WISE) WIPO Global Innovation Index (GII)

Data Providers

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Data Collection

Periodicity of collection

Periods covered by the data differ per country.

Type of information available

  • Text Documents Available
  • Indicators available
  • Guidelines for use available
  • Search or browse function available online


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