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The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all.

The ILO Department of Statistics provides users with relevant, timely and reliable labour statistics, develops international standards for better measurement of labour issues and enhanced international comparability, and helps member States develop and improve their labour statistics. The Department's activities include: gathering and disseminating labour statistics; setting international standards for labour statistics; and providing technical cooperation, assistance and training in labour statistics.

World-statistics has an official license to reproduce data from the KILM Database



LABORSTA - database of labour statistics covers official core labour statistics and estimates for over 200 countries since 1969. It also provides methodological descriptions of main national statistical sources.

Published every two years since 1999, the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) is a collection of 20 key indicators of the labour market, ranging from employment and variables relating to employment (status, sector, hours, etc.) to education, wages and compensation costs, labour productivity and working poverty.

Other ILO databases available here

Main publications

The annual Global Employment Trends (GET) reports provide the latest global and regional estimates of employment and unemployment, employment by sector, vulnerable employment, labour productivity and working poverty, while also analysing country-level issues and trends in the labour market.

The ILO publishes also a broad range of publications, including analytical reports, technical papers and statistical classifications.

ILO website

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