Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)

The KILM is a collection of 17 key indicators of the labour market; covering employment and other variables relating to employment (status; economic activity; occupation; hours of work etc.); employment in the informal economy;unemployment and the characteristics of the unemployed; underemployment; education; wages and compensation costs; labour productivity and working poverty. Taken together; the KILM indicators provide a strong basis for assessing and addressing key questions related to productive employment and decent work.

KILM is based in large part on data from ILOSTAT (the ILO consolidated database); augmented by data from other international repositories and with estimates and projections carried out by the ILO Research Department and Department of Statistics. A key aim of the KILM is to present a core set of labour market indicators in a user-friendly manner.

It is possible to download the interactive software or the dataset in excel (access through right part of the "data" web page).

Harvesting information from international data repositories as well as regional and national statistical sources; the KILM offers data for over 200 countries. The 17 indicators provide detailed information related to 36 data tables; including indicators on employment (occupation; status; sector; hours; etc.); labour underutilization and the characteristics of job seekers; education; wages; labour productivity and working poverty. Taken together; these indicators provide a strong foundation from which to address key questions related to productive employment and decent work.


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Additional Info

Dataset ID KILM
Data Frequency annual
Temporal Coverage Start 1980
Temporal Coverage End 2015
Spatial Coverage World
Mode Database
Data Type indicators
Accessed On 2017-11-24
Category international organization

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