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The aim of the OECD’s new Skills for Jobs Indicators is to facilitate better adaptation to changing skill needs by making available a database of skill imbalances indicators that is comparable across countries and regularly updated. The Skill Needs Indicators provide an overview of the shortages and surpluses of skills across countries.

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annelore.VERHAGEN@oecd.org

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The indicator was calculated by the OECD using data from the European Union Labour Force Survey (LFS: EU), the Permanent Household Survey (EPH: ARG), the Australian Labour Force Survey (AUS), the Survey of Education and Work (AUS), Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios (PNAD: BRA), the Canadian Labour Force Survey (CAN), the Socio-Economic Characterization Survey (CASEN: CHL), the National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOE: MEX), the New Zealand Labour Force Survey (LFS: NZL), the New Zealand Income Survey (NZL), Encuesta Nacional de Hogares (ENAHO: PER), the Turkish Labour Force Survey (TUR), the Current Population Survey (CPS: USA), and the South African Labour Force Survey.

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All values are expressed as a percentage of the total number of workers. Mismatch refers to people aged between 15 and 64 years old.

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MismatchAbstract

The aim of the OECD’s new Skills for Jobs Indicators is to facilitate better adaptation to changing skill needs by making available a database of skill imbalances indicators that is comparable across countries and regularly updated. The Skill Needs Indicators provide an overview of the shortages and surpluses of skills across countries.

Contact person/organisation

annelore.VERHAGEN@oecd.org

Data source(s) used

The indicator was calculated by the OECD using data from the European Union Labour Force Survey (LFS: EU), the Permanent Household Survey (EPH: ARG), the Australian Labour Force Survey (AUS), the Survey of Education and Work (AUS), Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios (PNAD: BRA), the Canadian Labour Force Survey (CAN), the Socio-Economic Characterization Survey (CASEN: CHL), the National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOE: MEX), the New Zealand Labour Force Survey (LFS: NZL), the New Zealand Income Survey (NZL), Encuesta Nacional de Hogares (ENAHO: PER), the Turkish Labour Force Survey (TUR), the Current Population Survey (CPS: USA), and the South African Labour Force Survey.

Unit of measure used

All values are expressed as a percentage of the total number of workers. Mismatch refers to people aged between 15 and 64 years old.

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.

Dissemination format(s)

Access the

Skills for Jobs web toolhttps://www.oecdskillsforjobsdatabase.org/#FR]
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