Global unemployment rate expected to rise by 3.4 million: ILO

12 January 2017

The global unemployment rate is expected to rise by 3.4 million this year, bringing the number of jobless people to just over 201 million.

That’s according to a report by the International Labour Organization on employment trends for 2017 and 2018.

Global wage growth has fallen to its lowest levels in four years, the agency warns.

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has been speaking to Daniel Johnson about the global labour market situation as well as the quality of jobs available.

Duration: 2’43’’

 

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