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On the Global Financial and Economic Crisis

The International Labour Organization on the global financial and economic crisis 2008-2009
A global policy package to address the global crisis - (pdf 10.05MB)
ILO's Global Job Crisis Observatory

What began as a crisis in finance markets has rapidly become a global jobs crisis. Unemployment is rising. The number of working poor is increasing. Businesses are going under. The ILOs' Decent Work Agenda provides the policy framework to confront the crisis. This website provides information on the employment and social impact of the crisis and policy responses.

Shortening the Global Recession, Accelerating Recovery and Setting Course for Inclusive and Sustainable World Development
Statement by Mr Juan Somavia, Director-General of the ILO, to the International Monetary and Finance Committee and Development Committee (Washington, D.C., USA, 25-26 April 2009)
Social dialogue in times of crisis: What we can learn from the past? (Part 2: Social dialogue and recession in the 1970-80s in industrialized economies)
21 April 2009
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The Financial and Economic Crisis: A Decent Work Response - (pdf 789 KB)
Global Employment Trends Report 2009 - (pdf 616KB)
In October 2007, the IMF projected global economic growth for 2008 at 4.8 per cent, but by October 2008 this rate had been adjusted downward to 3.9 per cent, which was further adjusted downward to 3.8 per cent in November 2008 (with a more important downward adjustment for 2009, which will be analysed in a later section below). The overall downward adjustment affected all regions in the world except Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East (where growth for 2008 was revised upward). Downward adjustments were between 0.5 and 0.8 percentage points, apart from Sub-Saharan Africa which saw a larger reduction.
Global economic growth in 2008 was significantly below the rates seen in recent years, which resulted in a significant weakening in a number of labour markets.
After four consecutive years of decreases, the global unemployment rate increased from 5.7 per cent in 2007 to 6.0 per cent in 2008, rising for men to 5.8 per cent and for women to 6.3 per cent
The ranks of the unemployed increased by 10.7 million people between 2007 and 2008, which is the largest year-on-year increase since 1998. The global number of unemployed in 2008 is estimated at 190 million, out of which 109 million are men and 81 million are women...
World of Work Report 2008 - Income inequalities in the age of globalization - (pdf 1.6 MB)
Income inequalities are pervasive and growing in virtually all countries. Public debates and policies have focused on this challenge. Opinion surveys illustrate how people link the downsides of globalization to rising income inequalities. It is only appropriate therefore for the International Institute for Labour Studies to apply its analytical expertise to a trend of direct relevance to the world of work.
The outcome is a comprehensive overview of key factors underlying unbalanced income developments. It shows that income inequality has risen more than can be justifi ed by economic analysis and entails major social and economic costs. What emerges is an evidence-based critique of the way fi nancial globalization has occurred so far.
Th e findings assembled here provide analytical support to the ILO’s view that the growth model that led to the fi nancial crisis is not sustainable. It confirms that a rebalancing between economic, social and environmental goals is vital both to recovery and also the shaping of a fair globalization.
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