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Vulnerable Employment Around the World

from: http://www.ilo.org

from: http://www.ilo.org

Isolation views in the United States focus on our loss of jobs, but poor job quality remains a pressing issue worldwide. 1.5 billion people are in “vulnerable employment situations” – this accounts for over 46 per cent of total employment! This should put things into perspective.

The map above shows “own account work and contributing family employment,” categories of work typically subject to high level of precariousness, generally in the informal economy with little social protection.

The World Employment Social Outlook Trends 2016 study is available here.

Explore the International Labour Organization’s interactive maps to find out where workers are more at risk of being in vulnerable employment: