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World employment social outlook: Trends 2018

This report analyses key job quality indicators, devoting particular attention to informality, underemployment and temporary employment. It also takes stock of structural sectoral shifts and ageing, two long-term trends likely to add further pressures on the labour market. Key findings include: (1) global economic growth has rebounded and is expected to remain stable but low; (2) global unemployment remains elevated at more than 190 million; (3) vulnerable employment is on the rise; (4) the pace of working poverty reduction is slowing; (5) significant variations in employment outcomes continue to exist between regions and countries; (6) inequalities in labour market outcomes persist; (7) looking ahead, the projected structural shifts to the service sector could create complex pressures on job quality; and (8) an ageing population will add further pressure to future labour market challenges.