ILO / WORLD EMPLOYMENT SOCIAL OUTLOOK

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The International Labour Organization has released a new report showing that a total of 172 million people were jobless last year – one in 20 individuals of working age. The Trends in Global Employment 2019 report also states that 360 million people in 2018 worked in a family business and 1.1 billion worked for themselves - often in subsistence activities. ILO

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STORY: ILO / WORLD EMPLOYMENT SOCIAL OUTLOOK
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DATELINE: 13 FEBRUARY 2019, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

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13 FEBRUARY 2019, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

1. Close up, report
2. Wide shot, press conference
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Deborah Greenfield, Deputy Director-General for Policy, International Labour Organization (ILO):
“Worldwide, 2 billion workers – or 61 per cent - were in informal employment. In addition, 1.5 billion people are self-employed. Not because, for most of them, they have a great business plan, but because an informal substance activity is their only alternative if they’re going to survive.”
4. Wide shot, press conference
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Damian Grimshaw, Director of Research International Labour Organization (ILO):
“So the main findings in our World Employment Social Outlook 2019 Trends, are that unemployment has continued to fall since the economic crisis, at a very slow rate – it’s stalling now. It’s good news that it’s reached a low level, but what we’re concerned about is the lack of sufficient opportunities for decent work. So of the 3.3 billion employed in the globe, we’re worried that too many are faced by insecurity of incomes. They’re not in the right kind of contracts, and we know that because they’re saying that they’ve taken the job involuntarily. So they’re taking temporary or part-time work involuntarily, while waiting for a full-time or permanent job.”
6. Close up, participant reading report
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Damian Grimshaw, Director of Research International Labour Organization (ILO):
“One of the strongest correlations among labour market variables with poverty is informal employment. So if we take Sub-Saharan Africa or a region like Latin-America, if we plot countries on one axis with poverty and the other axis on informality, those countries with a higher rate of people in informal employment will suffer higher shares of people in poverty.”
9. Wide shot, press conference

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The International Labour Organization has released a new report showing that a total of 172 million people were jobless last year – one in 20 individuals of working age. The Trends in Global Employment 2019 report also states that 360 million people in 2018 worked in a family business and 1.1 billion worked for themselves - often in subsistence activities.

At the launch of the report in Geneva today (13 Feb), Deborah Greenfield, ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Policy, said, “Worldwide, 2 billion workers – or 61 per cent - were in informal employment. In addition, 1.5 billion people are self-employed. Not because, for most of them, they have a great business plan, but because an informal substance activity is their only alternative if they’re going to survive.”

Damian Grimshaw, Director of ILO’s Research International Labour Organization, said, “One of the strongest correlations among labour market variables with poverty is informal employment.”

This unemployment rate, which has only just returned to levels last seen before the 2008-9 financial crisis, is not expected to change this year or next, assuming stable global economic conditions; although current uncertainty is already having a negative effect on the labour market” in upper middle-income countries, according to the report.
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