PEER REVIEW ON “MEASURING LABOUR MARKET TIGHTNESS TO IMPROVE EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND REDUCE SKILLS MISMATCHES”.
The Peer Review on “Measuring labour market tightness to improve employment policies and reduce skills mismatches” (15th-16th October 2018, Paris, France) was hosted by the French Statistical Office for Labour and Employment (DARES) under the Mutual Learning Programme (MLP). The aim of the Peer Review was to share experiences on upstream analytical issues, as well as downstream policy outcomes that the measurement of labour market tightness can bring. Ensuring a good match between labour supply and demand is a complex challenge for countries to solve. In this context, representatives from the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion), labour market experts and representatives from the Public Employment Services (PES) in different countries discussed recent initiatives adopted by DARES (France) to improve the analysis of labour market tightness. The peer review provided an opportunity for all participating countries to share their experiences on measuring labour market tightness, including data issues, good practices and solutions to overcome data-related difficulties. It also provided an opportunity to explore how labour market actors (government, PES, unions, companies, etc.) can make use of labour market tightness indicators to inform employment and other related policies. On the Spanish side, the peer-review counted with representatives from NOTUS and SEPE Observatory of Occupations (Observatorio de las Ocupaciones of the National Employment Service).Spanish contribution can be found here.