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Global Wage Report 2014/15

The ILO has just published the “Global Wage Report 2014/15: Wages and income inequality.” The study analyses the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends and relative purchasing power globally and by region. The report also considers wage gaps between certain groups, such as those between women and …
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Skills Mismatch in Europe

ILO has just published the report “Skills Mismatch in Europe: Statistics brief.” The study analyzes the incidence of overeducation and undereducation (skills mismatch) in a sample of European economies. According to the report between 25 and 45 per cent of workers in Europe are either over – or under-qualified for their job, leading to a …
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Spain: Growth with Jobs

The new ILO report, “Spain: Growth with jobs”, investigates the specific challenges facing Spain in the aftermath of the crisis. According to the study, the Spanish economy has started to recover from the crisis, driven mainly by strong export growth. However, the economic, employment and social repercussions from the crisis remain significant. A range of …
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World Social Protection Report 2014-15

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has just presented the latest social security trends in the report “World Social Protection Report 2014/15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice”. According to the study more than 70 per cent of the world population is not adequately covered by social protection. The report looks at different social …
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World of Work Report 2014

The ILO has just published the report “World of Work 2014: Developing with Jobs.” The study shows that quality jobs can drive sustained growth in emerging and developing countries. The figures show that countries that invested the most in quality jobs from the early 2000s grew nearly one percentage point faster every year since 2007 …
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Maternity and Paternity at Work

Contrary to received wisdom, the economic crisis in some countries has lent unexpected support to families in some countries, according to an ILO report titled “Maternity and Paternity at Work: Law and Practice Across the World.” Besides bringing cuts to public spending and tax rises, the 2008 crisis also resulted in some positive changes in …
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Global Employment Trends 2014

The International Labour Office has just published “Global Employment Trends 2014: Risk of a jobless recovery?” The study offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. According to the report global unemployment increased by 5 million people in 2013 …
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ILO’s Key Indicators of the Labour Market

Job seekers are finding it increasingly difficult to secure a new job within six months or less, according to the new edition of the ILO‘s “Key Indicators of the Labour Market.” (KLIM) Unemployment spells for workers are becoming longer in some countries compared to the pre-crisis situation in 2008. For example, in Spain, the United …
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Social Dimensions of Free Trade Agreements

The ILO has just published the report “Social Dimensions of free Trade Agreements”. The study provides a comprehensive review of all existing trade agreements that include social provisions and discusses impacts for enterprises and workers. It also helps assess the challenges for arising from the multiplication of trade agreements that include different social provisions. According …
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Work Sharing during the Great Recession

The ILO has just published the book entitled “Work Sharing during the Great Recession: New Developments and Beyond” edited by ILO researchers Jon C. Messenger and Naj Ghosheh. This volume examines the resurgent interest in and use of work sharing as a job preservation strategy during the Great Recession of 2008–09. It also considers the …
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