G7 Social High Level Meeting, Paris
19 December 2019
The ILO has called for countries to implement a range of measures to tackle inequality, in a joint statement with other international agencies attending the Paris G7 meeting.
Forthcoming and previous G7 summits
G7: Facts and figures
- The unemployment rate in G7 countries has almost halved since its peak in 2010 to 4.3 per cent in 2019.
- Youth unemployment (9.5% in 2019) remains a major concern and decreased by about 44% over the same period.
- The gender gap in the labour force participation rate stands at 13.1 percentage points.
- The share of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) is estimated at 10.9 per cent for male and at 11.7 per cent for female youth.
- About 6.7 per cent of the adult and 12.9 per cent of the youth labour force is underutilized; i.e. they are either unemployed or time-related underemployed.