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Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report: assessing labour market shortages

MAC report on the methodology used to identify shortages in skilled occupations.


Report: Assessing labour market shortages, a methodology update

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This report assesses the methodology used to identify labour shortages in skilled occupations to date.

It outlines amendments to the methodology to bring it up to date with the latest labour market trends and available data sources.

This includes:

  • additional indicators to identify labour market shortages, using new web-scraped data to replace obsolete Jobcentre Plus vacancy data
  • changes to the thresholds used to decide whether an indicator is indicative of shortage
Published 26 January 2017