Wednesday, January 15, 2014

ILO to publish annual report on global employment trends

GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its annual report "Global Employment Trends 2014" on Wednesday 22 January.

The study offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment.

It also presents a number of policy considerations in light of the new challenges facing policy makers in the coming year.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report, executive summary and some associated media material will be made available to journalists upon request, starting on Friday 17January, by contacting the ILO Newsroom ( or the Department of Communication and Public Information at +4122/799-7912.

For Geneva correspondents: A press briefing by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder will be held, under embargo, on Monday 20 January at 10 a.m. in press room III at the Palais des Nations.

The report and all associated material and information are embargoed until 00:01 GMT on Wednesday 22 January.

Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled via the ILO Department of Communication.

Broadcast coverage of the press conference, as well as b-roll and interviews with the authors of the report will be made available for broadcasters upon request. The ILO TV studio and ISDN line may be booked for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors. Please contact the Department of Communication/Radio and TV Unit on +4122/799-7935 or by emailing or

Put your questions to the author online 
On Thursday 23 January at 16:00 GMT, users of the social news website Reddit will be able to put their questions about the report directly to the chief of ILO's Employment Trends Unit, Ekkehard Ernst during a live "Ask Me Anything" event.

On the day and time of the event, those interested in taking part should go to and click on the post entitled "I am economist Ekkehard Ernst, author of ILO's report on Global Employment Trends. Ask Me Anything!"

The hashtag #jobtrends will be used on all tweets associated with the report on @ILONews on Twitter.

The Global Employment Trends report is an annual publication of the ILO Research Department.


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