Synonyms: Surveying labour market trends
Assessing unemployment of workers
Context: The industrial revolution has transformed the nature of work from being primarily home-based and land-based activity for local needs, into a factory, shop and office-based global capitalist economy. This involves the exploitation of natural resources and the mass-production and distribution of a huge range of highly sophisticated products. As corporations increasingly decide to develop manufacturing in poorer countries with lower wage and other costs, jobs in western countries are becoming more technology and service orientated.
Implementation: ILO undertakes: systematic analyses, based on information on global employment trends, the growth and decline of industries and occupations, the emergence of new labour market processes, and the situation of vulnerable groups; development of new methodologies and indicators to facilitate analysis of new labour market processes.
Subjects: Human resourcesEmploymentUnemploymentWorkersAssessmentInspection, testsSurveying
Type Classification: F: Exceptional strategies