Future of Work

What you need to know about jobs and COVID-19 in 5 charts

Labour income globally dropped by 10.7%, or $3.5 trillion, in the first three quarters of 2020. Image: Jennifer A. Patterson/ILO

Victoria Masterson
Senior Writer, Formative Content
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Future of Work is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

Future of Work

Have you read?
Working hours 2020 covid-19 fiscal stimulus
Low and middle-income countries are facing a growing stimulus gap. Image: ILO
Unemployment increases employment decline
Inactivity is rising faster than unemployment except in the US and Canada. Image: ILO
Labour income loss
Groups including women and informal workers will need particular support. Image: ILO
Work lockdown COVID-19 health
Lockdowns are more relaxed in lower-income countries. Image: ILO
Working hours COVID-19 coronavirus
As the pandemic continues, governments, employers and workers need to keep talking. Image: ILO
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
Future of WorkCOVID-19Future of WorkJRS2020
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

This is how green businesses can scale up during these uncertain times

Rob Bland, Laura Corb, Anna Granskog, Tomas Nauclér and Giulia Siccardo

March 16, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum