World Employment and Social Outlook 2015

wcms_368598How is the world of work changing? Are permanent contracts the norm or the exception? The answers to these questions and many more are found in the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 entitled “Changing nature of jobs.”

According to the report, among countries with available data, three quarters of workers are employed on temporary or short-term contracts, in informal jobs often without any contract, under own-account arrangements or in unpaid family jobs.

The ILO estimates that global unemployment figures reached 201 million in 2014, over 30 million higher than before the start of the global crisis in 2008.

The report finds that policies to broaden and develop social protection are needed in light of the changing nature of work and labor regulation must be adapted to these diverse forms of employment.

The study warns that global supply chains can contribute to economic growth but the quality of employment and social upgrading require additional effort.

Download the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015.