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Skill refers to the ability to apply the knowledge and use the know-how needed to carry out the tasks comprised in a particular job. In practice, it proves difficult to define an objective measure of skill. In the Skills Panorama, we describe 'skill' using a range of proxy measures such as occupation, qualification, and educational attainment.

Whenever possible, these measures are used in conjunction or replaced by data on the competences people have or the ones they use in undertaking their job. The information can be accessed via thematic dashboards offering a variety of relevant indicators as well as links to qualitative information such as analytical highlights, news or blog articles.