Skills Mismatch, Automation, and Training: Evidence from 17 European Countries Using Survey Data and Online Job Ads

Yuchen Guo, Christina Langer, Fabio Mercorio, Francesco Trentini

EconPol Forum 23 (5), 11-15

  • Linking survey data and online job ads offers new insights into skills gaps in the EU
  • Matching labor market needs and skill supply remains a Europe-wide challenge
  • Manual workers have skill supply shortages, cognitive workers have skill supply surpluses
  • Workers at higher risk of automation experience higher skill shortages, potentially because their job tasks are changing more rapidly
  • On-the-job training might be a potential measure to meet future skills needs