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The aim of the OECD Skills for Jobs Indicators is to provide information about skills shortages, surpluses and mismatch across countries. This is to facilitate skill matching and provide up to date information about labour market needs and skill gaps. The Skill Needs Indicators provide an overview of the shortages and surpluses of skills across countries.

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The indicator was calculated by the OECD using data from the European Union Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the South African Labour Force.

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MismatchAbstract

The aim of the OECD Skills for Jobs Indicators is to provide information about skills shortages, surpluses and mismatch across countries. This is to facilitate skill matching and provide up to date information about labour market needs and skill gaps. The Skill Needs Indicators provide an overview of the shortages and surpluses of skills across countries.

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Diogo AMAROmailto:Diogo.AMARO@oecd.org?subject=OECD.Stat_SOCX_AGG_EnData source(s) used

The indicator was calculated by the OECD using data from the European Union Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the South African Labour Force.

Classification(s) used

This dataset uses the following definitions of mismatch:
Qualification mismatch arises when workers have an educational attainment that is higher or lower than that required by their job. If their education level is higher than that required by their job, workers are classified as over-qualified; if the opposite is true, they are classified as underqualified.
Field-of-study mismatch arises when workers are employed in a different field from what they have specialised in.

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Access the

Skills for Jobs web toolhttp://www.oecd.org/employment/skills-for-jobs-dataviz.htm
Recommended uses and limitations

More details on the methodology and an overview of key results from the OECD Skills for Jobs Database are provided in

OECD (2017), Getting Skills Right: The OECD Skills for Jobs Indicators, OECD Publishing, Paris.http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264277878-enSkills and Work websitehttp://www.oecd.org/employment/skills-and-work.htm