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International and European Union Statistical Resources: Labor

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  • The European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO)
    A project of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, EIRO is a monitoring instrument providing news and analysis on European industrial relations. The site’s aim is to collect analyze, and disseminate high-quality and up-to-date-information on key developments in all labor matters in Europe at the national and European levels of institutions and organizations.
  • Foreign [outside of U.S.] Labor Statistics
    Provides international comparisons of hourly compensation costs; productivity and unit labor costs; labor force, employment and unemployment rates; and consumer prices. The comparisons relate primarily to the major industrial countries, but other countries are included in certain measures. Produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a subdepartment of the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • International Labour Statistical Databases
    Includes LABORSTA, which contains official core labour statistics and estimates for over 200 countries since 1969 and provides methodological descriptions of main national statistical sources, KILM, the Key indicators of the Labour Market, and a website compiling national labor surveys from around the world.
  • Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)
    This ILO database provides data on the labor market in chart form. Several fundamental indicators, divided by topic, are available.
  • Labordoc
    A database produced by the International Labor Office. Indexes and abstracts books, journals, and reports in the areas of industrial relations, economic and social development, management, education and training, project evaluation, rural development, law, social protection, and the effects of technological change.
  • LABORSTA: ILO Database on International Labor Statistics
    Useful database of international labor statistics, offering annual time series from 1979 to the present for a wide range of variables, including employment and unemployment, wages, earnings, strikes, and other factors.
  • Labour Force Surveys
    Another ILO resource. Standard survey of work-related statistics, sorted by country.
  • Labourline
    Covering European, international, and comparative aspects of industrial relations, employment, labor market policies, and social protection. Developed by the libraries at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety.
  • SourceOECD uiucaccessThe Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s SourceOECD provides a wealth of statistical resources. For labor and employment statistics, click the gray STATISTICS tab on the main screen, then use the OECD Databases link on the left navbar. Select Employment from the databases menu. You may also find useful statistics in the International Migration database.Non-UIUC affiliates can access select OECD statistics through the freely available OECD Statistics Portal. See the Labour page.