New Regional Labor Information System to be Submitted

The ILO will present "Quipustat," an electronic application tool with labor market information from Latin America and the Caribbean next April 23.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


The launch will take place during the "The labor statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean. Progress and Challenges in the 90 years of the ILO" forum to be held in Panama.

Proceso Digital published: "Quipustat presents information for 19 variables and labor market indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean, which in the future will expand its content with additional information on the different dimensions of the decent work agenda. It contains statistics on the labor market in 31 countries and territories in the region. The selection of indicators is based on the ILO's four strategic objectives: to maximize productive employment opportunities for men and women, ensure respect for labor rights, foster social protection and strengthen the processes and institutionality of social dialogue."

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