November 18, 2019

RE: International Women’s Day 2018: ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

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GENEVA (ILO News) – Women are less likely to participate in the labour market than men and are more likely to be unemployed in most parts of the world, says a new study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) released on the eve of International Women’s Day (marked on 8 March.) According to the World […]

Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

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Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a lack of quality job opportunities continue to hamper young people’s quest for decent work. GENEVA (ILO News) – Young people are estimated to account for over 35 per cent of the unemployed population worldwide in […]

ILO calls for new strategies to help SMEs get loans

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Bank loans can help firms improve job quality and productivity, but are often difficult to get for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Consequently, policy-makers should look into ways to make it easier for SMEs to access such external funding. A 10 percentage point larger proportion of bank loans in working capital is associated with 2.2 […]

World Employment and Social Outlook: Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs Sluggish SME development hurts jobs and the economy, ILO says

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09 Oct 2017 GENEVA (ILO News) – With more than 201 million workers unemployed in 2017 – an increase of 3.4 million compared to 2016 – enterprises, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), play a crucial role in creating decent jobs around the globe. Between 2003 and 2016, the number of full-time employees within SMEs […]

Sluggish SME development hurts jobs and the economy, ILO says

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According to the latest edition of the ILO’s flagship report, investing in workers, innovation and boosting trade and social dialogue are key to stem rising global unemployment. GENEVA (ILO News) – With more than 201 million workers unemployed in 2017 – an increase of 3.4 million compared to 2016 – enterprises, particularly small and medium […]

World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends for women: Reducing gender gaps would significantly benefit women, society and the economy

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GENEVA (ILO News) – Gender gaps remain one of the most pressing challenges facing the world of work. Women are substantially less likely than men to participate in the labour market, and once in the job market, they are less likely than men to find a job and the quality of employment they do find […]