Since 2012

Fully operational


Policy area

General information on skilled worker shortages by occupation and skills level at the local level.

Policy goal

The goal is to enable different stakeholders (employers, employees, public stakeholders) to react to future skill mismatch. The instrument provides information on which occupational groups are already affected by skill shortages and where bottlenecks are likely to occur. The results are broken down by province. Together with the Arbeitsmarktmonitor (Labour Market Monitor), it features various functions, e.g. regionalised data on industries and occupations, visualisations of regional structural data, an overview of labour market relevant networks throughout Germany, success stories and contacts with experts in various labour market issues.

Explicitly designed to address skill mismatch

The tool shows how different occupations, in combination with skill levels, are affected by skilled workers shortage.

Aim of policy instrument

To address future skills mismatch

Administrative level
Main responsible body

Federal Employment Agency (PES)


No information is publicly available.

Intended beneficiaries

Employers/employees to be prepared for future skills mismatch by gathering information on the website.


Use of labour market intelligence

Regional monitors are run by the regional offices of the Federal Employment Agency at federal state level, and are supported by public administration and social partners.

Financial schemes


Frequency of updates

Skilled worker shortage indicators by occupation, age, or gender presented on the website are calculated twice per year.


No information is publicly available.


An internet access is needed to access the website.

Success factors

Increasing availability and use of the internet should have broaden the user base of the instrument.


Progress could be measured by monitoring the number of users. However, no information is publicly available if this is actually measured.

Slightly innovative

Easily accessible and customisable via the internet.


Evidence of effectiveness

No information is publicly available.

Engagement of stakeholders

No information is publicly available.

Not easily transferable

The success of implementation is dependent on data availability and labour market data management: if data is available and accessible, the set-up of a similar website should be possible.


Yes, as monitoring of skilled workers shortage will remain very important.