Future of Work

What happened in the global labour market in 2022?

The level of hours worked worldwide was 1.5% below pre-pandemic levels. Image: Unsplash/CoWomen

Stefan Ellerbeck
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A graph showing average growth rates in employment-to-population ratio from middle-high income countries.
Labour market recovery has been stronger in high-income countries. Image: ILO.

Charts showing gender gaps in weekly hours from 2019-2022.
Progress in reducing the gender gap is being threatened by the global economic slowdown. Image: ILO.

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A graph showing annual growth rate of formal and informal employment, 2005-2022.
Informal employment has grown rapidly since the pandemic. Image: ILO.

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