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Labour Statistics

The guide provides access to major sources of information on global, regional and national labour statistics.

The role of the ILO Department of Statistics

he ILO contributes to five of 17 Goals. As custodian for 14 SDG indicators, the ILO is responsible for:

Compiling national statistics from data producers; verifying country data and metadata and ensuring international comparability; developing international standards and methods for Tier 3 indicators; estimating global and regional aggregates; analysing data and identifying data gaps and key trends; reporting data and metadata to the UN annually and contributing to SDG progress reports; strengthening national capacity for producing high-quality data on SDG labour indicators. 

The ILO Department of Statistics is the focal point for all inputs provided to the UN Statistics Division, with key contributions from other departments and field offices.


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