ILO / EMPLOYMENT REPORT

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A new ILO report said global unemployment in 2018 is projected to remain at a similar level to last year’s, as the global economy recovers but with a growing labour force. ILO

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DATELINE: 22 JANUARY 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / FILE

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22 JANUARY 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

1. Various shots, press conference and report cover at the Palais des Nations
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO:
“Unemployment has stabilized last year and we can look forward this year to some small improvement in overall unemployment. But let’s be clear: we are stabilizing at a very high level, 192 million people without work in the world. That is a frighteningly high figure.”

FILE – ILO – 2013, MADRID, SPAIN

3. Wide shot, lottery ticket street vendor at work

FILE – ILO – 2012, ATHENS, GREECE

4. Various sots, woman distributes flyers on city street

22 JANUARY 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO:
“Vulnerable employment remains the fate of a very high proportion of the global workforce, particularly in the developing world as one would expect. We are not progressing in the elimination of working poverty.”

FILE – ILO – 2015, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

6. Street vendor of sweets

22 JANUARY 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO:
“We need to look at the longer term trends. We know that the global workforce is getting older. Now what does that mean? What does that mean for our social protection, our pension systems? What does that mean for our re-skilling of workers, throughout their working life? What does it mean for older workers who are probably going to have to stay in work longer?”

FILE – ILO - DECEMBER 2017, OUTSKIRTS OF ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR

8. Wide shot, people at work, break rocks
9. Med shot, woman breaking rocks with child in her arms

22 JANUARY 2018, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO:
“We know that it’s going to be the services sector, which is the major generator of work in the future. Unfortunately that service sector – very heterogeneous – is where we find a lot of low-quality jobs. We find some very good jobs, but a lot of low quality jobs as well. And if it’s going to be services rather than the manufacturing sector which is going to generate jobs in the future, I think we need to focus very, very closely on what’s going on in that service sector.”

FILE – ILO – 2014, TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES

11. Wide shot, people scavenging at dumpsite

FILE – ILO – 2016, KYRGYZSTAN

12. Wide shot, older woman sells wares on street pavement

FILE – ILO – AUGUST 2015, MONGOLIA

13. Wide shot, elderly people sign paper for pension

FILE – ILO – JULY 2017 – MOZAMBIQUE

14. Various shots, hotel restaurant t staff at work

STORYLINE:

A new ILO report said global unemployment in 2018 is projected to remain at a similar level to last year’s, as the global economy recovers but with a growing labour force.

Speaking to reporters in the Swiss City Geneva, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder said “Unemployment has stabilized last year and we can look forward this year to some small improvement in overall unemployment. But let’s be clear: we are stabilizing at a very high level, 192 million people without work in the world. That is a frighteningly high figure.”

According to the World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018, the global unemployment rate has been stabilizing after a rise in 2016. It is expected to have reached 5.6 per cent in 2017, with the total number of unemployed exceeding 192 million persons.

Ryder also highlighted “Vulnerable employment remains the fate of a very high proportion of the global workforce, particularly in the developing world as one would expect. We are not progressing in the elimination of working poverty.”

He added “We need to look at the longer term trends. We know that the global workforce is getting older. Now what does that mean? What does that mean for our social protection, our pension systems? What does that mean for our re-skilling of workers, throughout their working life? What does it mean for older workers who are probably going to have to stay in work longer?”

On the service sector, Ryder said “We know that it’s going to be the services sector, which is the major generator of work in the future, adding that “unfortunately that service sector – very heterogeneous – is where we find a lot of low-quality jobs.”

He added “we find some very good jobs, but a lot of low quality jobs as well. And if it’s going to be services rather than the manufacturing sector which is going to generate jobs in the future, I think we need to focus very, very closely on what’s going on in that service sector.”
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