Research and analysis

UK skills levels and international competitiveness 2012

An assessment of the level of skills held by the UK population compared to other countries.


UK Skills levels and international competitiveness, 2012

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This document from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) looks at progress over the last decade in improving the skills of the workforce within the UK. It assesses qualification trends and projections to 2020 and looks at the impact of migration, retirement ages and gender differences. The report also examines differences in qualifications between the four nations of the UK and between regions, and then compares UK trends to 32 other countries.

This report is the first in a series of publications on international skills projections.

Published 1 November 2012