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Women’s STEM Careers in Infrastructure – From initial attraction, job recruitment, to retention and advancement

The report distills the findings from an extensive literature review, a global stocktaking exercise, key informant interviews, and five case studies in order to provide World Bank Group project teams with insights that they can use to support women’s STEM careers in infrastructure at each stage of their careers—from initial attraction to the sectors and … Continue reading

Firm Investments in Skills in UK – EU Referendum and the Financial Crisis made firms less likely to increase expenditure on worker training

Investments in both human and physical capital are key drivers of economic growth and productivity gains. The United Kingdom has had a turbulent recent history, being strongly affected by the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and more recently voting to leave the European Union, its largest trading partner. We use firm-level survey data for the … Continue reading

UI Weekly Claims in US (Week ending November 21) – 778,000, an increase of 30,000 from the previous week’s

In the week ending November 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 778,000, an increase of 30,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 6,000 from 742,000 to 748,000. The 4-week moving average was 748,500, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week’s revised average. … Continue reading

Learning through Lockdown in UK – 22 million people or 43%, but participation varied enormously across different groups

The 2020 Adult Participation in Learning Survey explores people’s experiences of learning since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic and the national lockdown introduced on 23 March 2020. This includes why people chose to learn through lockdown, how they learnt, the barriers they experienced, and their intentions to continue learning in the future. The survey … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe (Q3,2020) – Increased by 0.9% in both the euro area and in the EU

Employment growth in the euro area and EU The number of employed persons increased by 0.9% in both the euro area and in the EU in the third quarter of 2020, compared with the previous quarter. These were the strongest increases observed since time series started in 1995. In the second quarter of 2020, employment … Continue reading

UI Weekly Claims in US (week ending November 7) – 709,000, a decrease of 48,000 from the previous week’s revised level

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending November 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 709,000, a decrease of 48,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 6,000 from 751,000 to 757,000. The 4-week moving average was 755,250, a decrease of 33,250 from the previous … Continue reading

New Foundational Skills in Middle and High Schools – The educational opportunity gap is large and grows larger the more teachers value them

Labor market data and previously reported research confirm that the skills required of the modern workforce have changed. The New Foundational Skills of the modern economy include greater digital savvy, increased business acumen, and more versatile human and team- centered workplace competencies. These skills generate substantial salary premiums for the students and workers who master … Continue reading

Job Report in US (October 2020) – Employment rose by 638,000 and the unemployment declined by 1.0 percentage point to 6.9

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 638,000 in October, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. In October, … Continue reading

Covid, Work and Automation in UK – Industries with the highest level of furlough take-up are considerably more likely to be at risk

Covid-19 looks likely to create ‘a tsunami of job losses’. There are also signs the pandemic could rapidly accelerate the pace of technological change. This report explores how these forces could interact to fundamentally reshape the labour market. We set out a risk register that combines an analysis of the impacts of the pandemic on … Continue reading

Covid and Healthcare Sector in UK – Increasing recruitment over the next 6 months and frozen training activities

The pressure of working in the healthcare sector during the pandemic has led to many staff retiring or resigning. Several professionals have become ill themselves which has resulted in long-term sick leave and in some cases death. This has meant that roles have become vacant and skills gaps have occurred. As a result, nearly half … Continue reading

Digital Skills in Online Job Ads in Germany – The share that required at least one digital skill rose from 38.1% in 2014 to 47.5% in 2018

Digitalization is becoming commonplace in the world of work. Of all the online job ads analyzed for the study, the share that required at least one digital skill rose from 38.1% in 2014 to 47.5% in 2018. In terms of the digital intensity of different types of jobs, the findings show that, in 2018, almost … Continue reading

Canada – La Classification nationale des professions (CNP) 2021 aura une structure « Niveau de compétence »

Tous les 10 ans, la Classification nationale des professions (CNP) fait l’objet d’une révision structurelle importante, dans le cadre de laquelle les groupes de professions existants sont examinés en parallèle avec les commentaires recueillis auprès de nombreux intervenants pertinents par le biais d’un processus de consultation. La CNP a été élaborée et est gérée dans le cadre … Continue reading

Employer Skills Survey in UK – Key findings across the ESS series (2015 – 2019)

The UK economy has seen sustained economic growth after emerging from the recession of the late 2000s, and this has continued since the last wave of Employer Skills Survey (ESS) in 2017. ONS data shows that at the second quarter of 2019, when ESS 2019 fieldwork began, job creation was at its highest level since … Continue reading

Apprenticeships after Covid in UK – What future ?

The Covid-19 pandemic outbreak and the ensuing economic uncertainty caused interruptions to apprenticeship training. This is putting the future of apprenticeships at risk just at the time when they will be most needed to protect employment and sustain the recovery. Apprenticeships offer a mix of training on the job and additional off-the-job training. This is … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe (September 2020) – Unemployment at 8.3% with 15.990 million and 2.995 million young persons (under 25), stable compared with August 2020

In September 2020, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.3%, stable compared with August 2020 and up from 7.5% in September 2019. The EU unemployment rate was 7.5% in September 2020, stable compared with August 2020 and up from 6.6% in September 2019. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the … Continue reading

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