Updating the international standard classification of occupations isco 08

The main client oriented applications are in the recruitment of workers through employment offices, in the management of short or long term migration of workers between countries as well as in the development of vocational training programmes and guidance.ISCO-88The ISCO-88 divides jobs into 10 major groups, with each group further organized into sub-major, minor and unit (not shown) groups.The table shows the ISCO occupation codes up to the most detailed level (4 digits) in four languages.

ISCO has recently been updated to take into account developments in the world of work since 1988 and to make improvements in light of experience gained in using ISCO-88.

The updating did not change the basic principles and top structure of ISCO-88 but significant structural changes were made in some areas.

The International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) is a four-level classification of occupation groups managed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Its structure follows a grouping by education level.

Its most recent version, ISCO-08, was adopted in 2008 and is preceded by three other versions (ISCO-58, ISCO-68 and ISCO-88).

This classification will be used from 2011 onward to code occupations in the surveys conducted by Statistics Belgium.

It is intended for use in statistical applications and in a variety of client oriented applications.

Client oriented applications include the matching of job seekers with job vacancies, the management of short or long term migration of workers between countries and the development of vocational training programmes and guidance.

The ISCO-08 revision is expected to be the standard for labour information worldwide in the coming decade, for instance as applied to incoming data from the 2010 Global Round of National Population Censuses.

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