The Global Employment Trends 2014 report was prepared by the ILO’s Employment Trends Unit in the Research Department. The team is headed by Ekkehard Ernst, who coordinated the production of the report together with Christian Viegelahn and Steven Kapsos. The report was supervised by Moazam Mahmood, Director, and Raymond Torres, Director of the Research Department. Specific mention should be given to Valia Bourmpoula for preparing the global and regional estimates on the basis of the Global Employment Trends (GET) econometric models and for helpful research assistance. The publication would not have been possible without the contributions of other members of the ILO’s Employment Trends Unit – Philippe Blet, Anne Drougard and Alan Wittrup. The team wishes to acknowledge the comments and suggestions on the draft provided by various ILO regional and country offices, and by Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General for Policy; James Howard, Director-General’s Office; Aurelio Parisotto, Senior Economist in the Research Department and Juan Chacaltana, Senior Employment Specialist in ILO Lima. The analysis provided in the Global Employment Trends series is only as good as the available input data. We take this opportunity to thank all institutions involved in the collection and dissemination of labour market information, including national statistical agencies and
the ILO Department of Statistics. We encourage additional collection and dissemination of country-level data in order to improve the analysis of employment trends provided in future updates of this report.