​ADDITIONAL FACTS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS

  • The global unemployment rate in 2017 was 5.6%, down from 6.4% in 2000.

  • Globally, 61% of all workers were engaged in informal employment in 2016. Excluding the agricultural sector, 51% of all workers fell into this employment category.

  • Men earn 12.5% more than women in 40 out of 45 countries with data.

  • The global gender pay gap stands at 23 per cent globally and without decisive action, it will take another 68 years to achieve equal pay. Women’s labour force participation rate is 63 per cent while that of men is 94 per cent.

  • Despite their increasing presence in public life, women continue to do 2.6 times the unpaid care and domestic work that men do.

  • 470 million jobs are needed globally for new entrants to the labor market between 2016 and 2030.

DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH

WEBSITES

  1. Does the website end in .edu, .gov or .org?

  2. Does the site or database article contain a bibliography of sources? 

  3. Is the content provided for public service or educational use? 

  4. Can you verify the author's credentials? 

  5. Is there a date associated with the site or information on the site?  

 

BOOKS

  1. Does the book contain a bibliography of sources? 

  2. Is the content for public service or educational use? 

  3. Can you verify the author's credentials? 

  4. ​What is the copyright date? 

  5. ​Will this book give you useful information for your service project?

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