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World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017

The ILO's World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2017  takes stock of the current global labour market situation, assessing the most recent employment developments and forecasting unemployment levels in developed, emerging and developing countries.

It also focuses on trends in job quality, paying particular attention to working poverty and vulnerable employment.

Explore employment trends around the world

Where is unemployment highest? Where are workers most likely to be in vulnerable employment? Where are they most likely to be living in poverty? Explore the data behind the World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017.

Global unemployment expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017 .Economic growth continues to disappoint and deficits in decent work remain widespread.

In which countries will unemployment rise next year? . Discover your country's unemployment projections.

Where are workers most likely to be unemployed?  . Explore employment trends around the world.