Monday, September 29, 2014



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



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Our online Employment database  offers a large range up-to-date statistics for international comparisons and trends over time.

Find data on:

Short-term labour market indicators‌


Labour market outcomes

·       Harmonised unemployment rates and levels

·       Long-term unemployment rates and levels

·       Employment by industry

·       Unit labour costs

·       Job vacancies


·       Unemployment rates, employment to population ratio and labour force participation rates

·       Unemployment, employment, labour force and population of working age (15-64)

·       Unemployment duration

·       Discouraged workers

Jobs quality


Labour market policies and institutions

·       Job duration

·       Incidence of temporary employment

·       Working time and annual hours worked

·       Incidence of part-time employment

·       Involuntary part-time workers

·       Economic short-time workers

·       Average annual wages per full-time equivalent employee

·       Earnings dispersion, incidence of low pay and relative earnings: gender, age and education gap


·       Expenditures on and participants to labour market programmes

·       Strictness of employment protection

·       Statutory minimum wages in 21 OECD countries

·       Union members and employees



 How does your country compare?

·       Scoreboard for youth aged 15-24

·       Older workers scoreboard


·       In our Key employment statistics , find summary tables for your country with key indicators on labour market outcomes and policies and how they compare with the OECD average.

·       Find, compare and share the latest OECD data by topic or by country



This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.


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