Labour market information: Introduction to concepts, indicators and information systems
Country: South Africa
Year: 2011 (February)
Evidence is central to effective employment policies. Labour market issues such as working poverty, informal employment, vulnerable employment and under-employment can only be dealt with effectively using high-quality information on the labour market.
To promote the use of more and better employment statistics and analysis, the ITC-ILO’s ESD Programme ran a one-week course on labour market information in conjunction with MANCOSA - a South African training institute in Johannesburg in February 2011. Its aim was to boost the social partners’ understanding of decent work indicators, how to collect them and how to use them for empirically based policy-making.