ILO Releases Study on Job Recovery in G20 Countries

April 2010: With contributions from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Labour Organization (ILO) prepared a study titled "Accelerating a job-rich recovery in G20 countries: Building on experience," in preparation for the the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting to be held in Washington DC, US, on 20-21 April 2010.

The study finds that economic crisis policies adopted by G20 governments saved or created an estimated 21 million jobs in 2009 and 2010. To carry out the study, the ILO analyzed a range of crisis response measures and drew some emerging lessons on how to stimulate labor demand, extend social protection and promote employment and skills. Based on these lessons, the ILO study concluded that, inter alia, realizing the potential for green jobs and clean energy technologies could reap substantial employment and environmental benefits. [ILO Press Release] [The Study]