AT A GLANCE

  • Across the globe, it’s becoming harder for employers to find workers with the skills they need, partly due to rapid technological advances and the digitization of the workplace
  • According to a recent OECD survey, 45% of workers believe they lack the appropriate skills to perform their work effectively
  • While the scale of the issue varies from country to country, it is particulary bad in Japand where 81% of firms have difficulty finding qualified workers

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September 01, 2016

Countries with the Greatest Skills Shortages

All over the world, rapid technological advances and the digitization of the workplace are making it harder for employers to find workers with the skills that they require. According to recent data from the OECD, 45 percent of workers surveyed believe that they lack the appropriate skills to perform their work effectively. In Europe, 40 percent of employers reported that they had trouble finding job candidates with the required skills.

The scale of this issue of skilled labor shortage varies from country to country. It is, however, particularly bad for Japan, where 81 percent of firms have difficulty finding qualified workers.

Countries with the Greatest Skills Shortages

Countries with the Greatest Skills Shortages

Source: OECD

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