The ILO and the G7

Set up in 1975, the Group of 7 (G7) brings together the leaders of the world’s leading industrial nations and complements the role of the G20. The ILO actively supports the G7 by contributing data, analysis and policy recommendations on labour, economic and social issues in order to shape political responses to global challenges.

What's new

  1. G7 Social High Level Meeting, Paris

    Inequality compromises inclusive growth and social cohesion

    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.

G7: Facts and figures

  • The unemployment rate in G7 countries increased to 6.7 per cent in 2020 compared to 4.3 per cent in 2019.
  • The youth unemployment rate (15-24), at 13.9% in 2020, remains a major concern. It stood at 14.3 per cent for young men and 13.5 per cent for young women.
  • The gender gap in the labour force participation rate stood at 12.8 percentage points in 2020, down from 14.1 percentage points in 2014.
  • The share of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) was estimated at 10.6 per cent for male and at 11.2 per cent for female in 2019 down from 12 per cent for male and 13.3 per cent for female in 2015.
  • An estimated 7.8 per cent of the adult (25+) and 18.1 per cent of the youth (15-24) extended labour force was underutilized in 2020, meaning that they were either unemployed or in the potential labour force.
Source: ILOSTAT, ILO modelled estimates, April 2021.