International Labour Organization Statistics Database , ILOSTAT



The ILOSTAT database is the central statistics database of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and provides annual, quarterly and monthly labour market statistics for over 100 indicators and over 200 countries worldwide. Bulk downloads are available for the following labour market-related sets: 1) Yearly indicators: contains standardised indicators for purposes of greater comparability across countries and relies heavily on the official submission of data by national authorities to the ILO; 2) ILO estimates: contains country estimates and projections of the total population, labour force, and participation rates by sex and age; 3) YouthSTATS: contains a comprehensive set of labour market indicators for young people between the ages of 15 and 29 years in the developing world. Here we focus on work and employment.

Data Providers

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Data Collection

Periodicity of collection

Years covered by the data differ per country and topic .

Type of information available

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


Freely accessible without registration

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