Skill shortages in the UK: an insight into occupational shortages in the UK labour market

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Author: Ball, Charlie


This report identifies the key industries and occupations facing skills shortages in the UK and looks at why so many vacancies are proving so hard to fill. The data in this report comes from the Employer Skills Survey 2017, provided by the Department for Education (DfE) and analysed by [Higher Education Careers Services Unit] HECSU. Key findings: (1) employers reported just under 309,000 vacancies in 169 different professional occupations; (2) 106,000 vacancies at professional level were considered hard to fill; (3) of those, just under 79,000 were described as hard to fill specifically...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Industry

Keywords: Skill shortage; Labour demand; Labour supply; Occupation; Regional; Employers

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Bristol, England: Prospects Luminate, 2019

Physical description: 17 p.

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Also called: Skill shortages in the UK 2019/20

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.1213

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