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Summary

While skills shortages are increasing, especially in areas such as science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) qualified technicians, half of UK employers report skill under - use.

Key facts:

  • The UK employment rate was 74.9% in 2013. National forecasts suggest an additional 1.9 million jobs will be created in the decade 2012-22, primarily in the business and other services sector.
  • Growth is anticipated in high-skilled occupations, such as managers, professionals and associate professionals, as well as caring and personal services.
  • While skills shortages are increasing, especially in areas such as science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) qualified technicians, half of UK employers report skill under‑use.

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