K I L M. 2 0 0 1. K ey I ndicators of the L abour M arket. Globalization and Technological Advances. As we enter a new millennium, it is increasingly clear that we are affected as much by global events and developments as by
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of the Labour
As we enter a new millennium, it is increasingly clear that we are affected as much by global events and developments as by
what occurs within our own communities.
increasing labour mobility and expanding business and employment opportunities. As a result, individuals are becoming more and more uncertain about their employment situations.
Thus, globalization is particularly relevant to the world of work.
Timely and focused information on the world’s labour markets is essential. We need information that can help to answer such questions as:
At the national level statistical information on labour markets are generally developed and analysed by statistical services and labour ministries.
In 1996, the Employment Policies Committee of the International Labour Conference, recognizing the need of governments and the social partners for timely and accurate information on labour market developments, requested that the ILO:
The 1999 KILM was the first product developed to meet
Criteria for selection of the indicators:
Maximize scope of coverage, i.e., provide the greatest number of data points for the greatest number of countries
Initial efforts in developing the KILM concentrated on
harvesting information directly from international data
repositories. In other words, the KILM Team did not focus on contacting national sources, but rather the team took advantage of existing compilations of data held by various international organizations.
Developed (industrialized) countries
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia and the Pacific
Middle East and North Africa