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  • Unemployment in South Asia will remain higher in 2022 than in 2019, says ILO Jun 03, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    Unemployment in South Asia will remain higher in 2022 than in 2019, says ILO

    Income support policies, the ILO says, are needed for the vulnerable. Could increasing capital gains tax help? 

  • 81 million jobs lost due to COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific: ILO Dec 16, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    81 million jobs lost due to COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific: ILO

    The International Labour Organization said employment in the Asia-Pacific in 2020 showed a 4.2 percent decline compared with the pre-crisis trend, with male and female employment dropping 4 percent and 4.6 percent, respectively.

  • ILO expresses deep concerns over labour law suspension, tweaking to PM Modi May 25, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    ILO expresses deep concerns over labour law suspension, tweaking to PM Modi

    The ILO's intervention came after ten central trade unions escalated the issue of suspension and tweaking of labour laws with the international body through a letter on May 14, 2020.

  • Trade unions file complaint against Indian governments’ anti-labour practices at ILO: Report May 20, 2020 09:17 AM IST

    Trade unions file complaint against Indian governments’ anti-labour practices at ILO: Report

    If the International Labour Organisation acts on the complaint, it may negatively impact India’s trade with other countries that have adopted the conventions.

  • How the lockdown affects different classes Apr 29, 2020 09:52 AM IST

    How the lockdown affects different classes

    For the urban poor, it’s not a choice between lives and livelihoods---both are equally at risk.

  • Layoffs, closures to wipe out 6.7% of working hours worldwide in Q2: ILO Apr 08, 2020 07:22 AM IST

    Layoffs, closures to wipe out 6.7% of working hours worldwide in Q2: ILO

    The U.N. agency welcomed fiscal and monetary measures applied so far but urged countries to take steps to keep people connected to jobs they are no longer able to do, so fewer will end up unemployed.

  • Policy Pulse | MSMEs need to scale up and be more productive Jun 27, 2019 12:14 PM IST

    Policy Pulse | MSMEs need to scale up and be more productive

    India needs to ensure that incentives for MSMEs are not skewed towards their remaining small forever. MSME policy should go beyond access to credit and address ease of doing business in a more effective manner.

  • India's Permanent Mission to UN inaugurates giant mural Apr 10, 2019 10:44 AM IST

    India's Permanent Mission to UN inaugurates giant mural

    India was one of the first countries in Asia Pacific to collaborate with the ILO on the Green Jobs Initiative.

  • India's working hours one of the longest among global peers: NSSO report Feb 28, 2019 01:50 PM IST

    India's working hours one of the longest among global peers: NSSO report

    Workers in Indian cities worked for 53-54 hours and those in villages worked 46-47 hours in a week during the July-June 2018 period.

  • Jobs changing with AI but no mass unemployment expected: UN labour experts Sep 05, 2018 11:54 AM IST

    Jobs changing with AI but no mass unemployment expected: UN labour experts

    The jobs more likely to be impacted are in service sectors such as construction, health care and business.

  • World unemployment may rise by 3.4 mn in 2017; India resilient Jan 31, 2017 04:59 PM IST

    World unemployment may rise by 3.4 mn in 2017; India resilient

    The global unemployment rate is expected to rise modestly from 5.7 to 5.8 percent in 2017 representing an increase of 3.4 million in the number of jobless people, a International Labour Organization (ILO) report shows.

  • Unemployment in India to increase marginally in 2017-18: Report Jan 13, 2017 11:10 AM IST

    Unemployment in India to increase marginally in 2017-18: Report

    The United Nations International Labour Organisation (ILO) released its 2017 World Employment and Social Outlook report yesterday, which finds economic growth trends lagging behind employment needs and predicts both rising unemployment and worsening social inequality throughout 2017.

  • Need to formalise unorganised sector in India: ILO Chief Jul 08, 2016 09:20 PM IST

    Need to formalise unorganised sector in India: ILO Chief

    Stressing on the need to focus on eradication of poverty in India, ILO Director General Guy Ryder on July 8 said the country needs to formalise its unorganised sector

  • No end in sight to global jobs crisis, ILO says Apr 30, 2012 08:22 AM IST

    No end in sight to global jobs crisis, ILO says

    Fiscal austerity and tough labour reforms have failed to create jobs, leading to an "alarming" situation in the global employment market that shows no sign of recovering, the International Labour Organization said.

  • India may weather global slowdown better than most: ILO Jan 24, 2012 05:58 PM IST

    India may weather global slowdown better than most: ILO

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) believes India is likely to weather the latest global slowdown better than most countries, provided it ensures rising income levels for the working class and enough jobs for a growing working-age population.

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