World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2018

The ILO's World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2018 examines the current state of the labour market, assessing the most recent developments and making global and regional projections of unemployment, vulnerable employment and working poverty.

Key messages

  1. Unemployment and decent work deficits to remain high in 2018

    The ILO’s flagship report shows that while the global unemployment rate is stabilizing, unemployment and decent work deficits will stay at persistently high levels in many parts of the world.