Direct online access to a wealth of both qualitative and quantitative information on labor markets–and the institutions and policies that influence employers–for more than 60 economies.

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One-stop shop for global labor market information

The Conference Board Labor Market Institutions (LMI) Handbook® provides a “one-stop shop” for members to quickly access detailed, country-specific information about labor markets across the globe—and to make cross-country comparisons from reliable sources.

The handbook covers 63 countries which account for more than 97% of the global economy.

For each country, the handbook contains:

  • Information on the institutional features and policies affecting employers, including:
    • employment protection
    • minimum wage laws
    • collective bargaining
    • employee benefits
    • hours and human rights
    • retirement and tax policies
  • Information on the economic and demographic features of the domestic workforce, such as:
    • gender
    • age
    • occupation
    • industry
    • education level
    • etc.

What this means to your organization

Member companies will find this resource useful in guiding their business decisions and best practices–especially regarding:

  • Gaining familiarity with the labor market environment in countries where they currently operate;
  • Comparing labor market environments in the context of making decisions about where to locate abroad;
  • Gaining information on the quantity, quality and typical compensation of workers across countries.
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