Tackling labour shortages in EU Member States


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Author: Weber, Tina; Adascalitei, Dragos


While unemployment is still a huge challenge in Europe, some countries, sectors and occupations are experiencing labour shortages. This report explores various approaches to identifying labour shortages and maps national policy debates around the issue. It documents public and social partner interventions to tackle labour shortages, such as measures fostering geographical or occupational mobility, addressing skills shortages and underinvestment in skills, improving working and employment conditions, and providing better matching procedures. Key findings are as follows: (1) between 2013...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Industry; Skills and knowledge; Policy

Keywords: Unemployment; Labour shortage; Skill shortage; Measurement; Trend; Government policy; Policy analysis; Labour mobility; Promotion of employment; Working conditions; Employability; Labour force participation; Barrier; Investment; European Union

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2021

Physical description: [iv], 73 p. (report) + [2] p. (executive summary)

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ISBN: 9789289721820 (print); 9789289721813 (PDF)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 147.349

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