Indicators are the building blocks of skills intelligence visualisations. They are based on datasets (such as Labour Force Survey, or Cedefop Skills Forecast), sourced by various organisations (such as Eurostat or Cedefop). An indicator is a slice of the data, providing a particular piece of information, such as future employment growth, unemployment rate or task importance.
This information can usually be broken down even further - most often by occupation, education, age, gender or sector. Indicators can also relate to most important topics of Cedefop work. Use the filter options to find out which indicators relate to particular sources, datasets or topics.
The EU LFS categorises individuals’ highest level of qualification as either general or vocational where that qualification is at ISCED Levels 3 or 4 and where they are currently aged between 15 and 34 years. Because of the measurement, the employment levels and shares of "VET occupations" presented in this indicator shall be treated as conservative estimates. Over the past 20 years, many countries have developed vocationally or professionally oriented programmes at higher levels, and there is evidence of programmes such as apprenticeships in some countries now being offered at ISCED level 5 above which the EU LFS is not able to capture. Based on this indicator, a related Future of VET occupations indicator has been also created to estimate employment trends up to 2030.