Which occupations do jobseekers and firms look for?: evidence from three public employment services

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Author: Martins, Pedro Silva


This study proposes and applies a new methodology to analyse firms' and workers' occupational preferences. We use microdata covering all 2014-2018 vacancy and jobseeker registrations from the Public Employment Services of Belgium, Morocco, and South Korea. We find that a small number of occupations are responsible for a large share of registrations and may thus deserve particular attention. We also find considerable stability in occupation preferences (especially by jobseekers) but that the correlation between firms' and workers' preferences weakens over time. Finally, we find different...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Outcomes

Keywords: Occupation; Job searching; Recruitment; Labour demand; Employment opportunity; Data analysis; Trend; Age; Young worker; Older worker; Employment service

Geographic subjects: Belgium; Morocco; Korea (South); Europe; Africa; Asia

Published: Essen, Germany: Global Labor Organization (GLO), 2021

Physical description: 43 p.

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Series: GLO discussion paper series; no. 971

Statement of responsibility: Pedro S. Martins

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 146.719

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