1. The International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08) companion guide

    03 October 2023

    The ‘ISCO-08 companion guide’ is intended to aid in the systematic implementation and use of ISCO-08 in various operations and/or to assist in developing or updating a national occupation classification in line with ISCO-08. It covers various useful topics and includes examples derived from countries practices.

  2. International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE-18) Manual

    21 September 2023

    A resolution adopted at the 20th ICLS includes a new international classification of status in employment (ICSE-18). This draft manual describes the revised classification, how it differs from the previous version, and how to implement it in a household survey.

  3. Labour Market Information Systems - Brief description and ILO Toolkit

    25 May 2023

  4. New data shine light on gender gaps in the labour market

    05 March 2023


  1. Engendering informality statistics: gaps and opportunities

    21 November 2022

    Informality is a dynamic and multidimensional concern that demands gender-sensitive data. In 2018, globally, more than 60% of employment was informal. However, global averages hide that in more countries the share of women in informal employment exceeds that of men. Also, women in the informal economy are often in the most unprotected situations – as domestic workers, home-based workers and contributing family workers – where a lack of visibility can increase their vulnerability.

  2. COVID-19 impact on labour market statistics

    05 October 2022

  3. Quick guide to understanding the impact of the new statistical standards on ILOSTAT databases

    02 September 2022


  1. Draft Resolution concerning Statistics on the Informal Economy (ver. October 2021)

    02 November 2021

  2. Conceptual framework draft with ver. 27_08_2021

    02 November 2021

  3. Conceptual framework draft with ver. 27_08_2021

    02 November 2021