Labour Market Indicators
Contribute to the strengthening and development of national statistical systems, as well as proposing new indicators relating to the labour market. Further the comparability of labour market indicators at the regional level via the exchange of national experiences and the harmonization of methodologies.
- Establish a regional position on the current definitions of employment, unemployment and underemployment that will be revised during the nineteenth International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS), to be held in Geneva on 2-11 October 2013.
- Review the official tools used by the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to measure employment, unemployment, underemployment, informality and decent work in order to provide an up-to-date inventory of related practices followed by the countries of the region.
- Promote a strategic plan for developing a set of basic indicators for monitoring and assessing progress towards decent work.
- Work towards incorporating decent work indicators into the national statistical systems of the Latin American and Caribbean countries.
- Reach a consensus on the best way to obtain the basic information needed to construct indicators on underemployment, informality and decent work.