The Occupational Barometer is provied by the employment offices to understand the development prospects in key occupations in the near future. The occupational barometer is carried out twice a year. It aims to increase the balance between job seekers and vacancies and promote occupational and regional mobility.
Because the Occupational Barometer visualizes regional and sectoral skill shortage/surplus, jobseekers can enhance the likelihood of getting a job by being strategic according to the information in the Occupational Barometer.
Main responsible body
Main body or organisation with overall responsibility for the initiative.
Other involved organisations
Which other organisations have a role in the initiative?
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Deliver statistics for the assessments.
Who are the intended beneficiaries?
The beneficiaries are jobseekers in general because the Occupational Barometer helps to visualize which sectors are having skill shortage/surplus, and this visualization can help jobseekers to be strategic in their jobseeking
SUCCESS FACTORS in the implementation
The Occupational Barometer aims to increase the balance between job seeking and job vacancies, and promote occupational and regional mobility. However, these criterias are not being evaluated.
MONITORING and EVALUATION: Is progress measured regularly? What are the indicators used to measure progress of the policy instrument? Have any evaluations been conducted?
There is no evaluation of the Occupational Barometer.
UPDATES: whether there have been any major updates of the initiative since it has been implemented?
EVIDENCE ON EFFECTIVENESS: How effective is the policy instrument?
Since there is no evaluation of the Occupational Barometer, it is not possible to assess the effectiveness of it.
SUSTAINABILITY: How sustainable is the policy instrument? Do you expect the instrument to continue over the next few years and why?
The Occupational Barometer was introduced ten years ago. It is a well-used barometer among several actors and it is referred to among the governmental institutions - especially during the covid-19 pandemic.