Employment policy briefs

  1. Has youth employment recovered?

    13 June 2023

    This Brief provides an update of latest trends for young people, in terms of employment, unemployment, NEET and inactivity. It identifies where youth labour market outcomes indicate recovery and where challenges remain.

  2. Statistical Brief - Apprentices in countries with large informal economies

    31 May 2023

    This statistical brief compares country-level data on apprenticeships with an interest in countries with large informal economies. It investigates the possibilities and limitations of current labour force statistics to provide a snapshot on apprenticeships, with data compiled by the ILO from 27 countries (26 African and 1 South Asian countries). It also provides key findings and recommendations based on the comparative analysis.

  3. Changing demand for skills in digital economies and societies

    01 May 2023

    This policy brief draws on recent findings and projects, including the report, Changing Demand for Skills in Digital Economies and Societies: Literature Review and Case Studies from Low- and Middle-income Countries.

  4. Combatting Forced Labour Through Quality Skills and Lifelong Learning

    07 December 2022

    This policy brief provides an overview of the work ILO is doing in the prevention of forced Labour through skills development and Lifelong Learning. While highlighting how forced labour remains a prevalent issue at the global level, this policy brief discusses some of the main challenges faced by countries in countering forced labour and how to combat it through quality skills and lifelong learning and help people access decent work.

  5. COVID-19 - Tackling the jobs crisis in the Least Developed Countries

    18 January 2021

    This policy brief provides an overview of the evolution of the COVID-19-induced health and labour market crises in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). While highlighting how the outbreak is affecting jobs and incomes, and looking at policy responses so far, it also provides suggestions for national employment and economic policies, as well as international support, to help LDCs on their path to a job-rich recovery and future resilience.

  6. Cameroon - Rapid evaluation of the impact of COVID-19 on employment and the labour market

    11 December 2020

  7. Paraguay: Impacts of COVID-19 on employment and income generation

    04 December 2020

  8. Republic of Korea: A rapid assessment of the employment impacts of COVID-19

    05 November 2020

  9. National employment policies for an inclusive, job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    30 September 2020

    This policy brief highlights the role of gender-responsive national employment policies in responding to the short- and longer-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

  10. COVID-19 and the labour market in Argentina: The challenge of fighting the pandemic and its socio-economic impact at a time of severe difficulty

    03 September 2020