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Summary

Skill demand is still driven by the industry, but the importance of services is rising fast.

Key facts:

  • Skill demand is still driven by the industry, but the importance of services is rising fast.
  • The Czech labour market shows signs of polarisation; demand is rising for high-skilled and to a lower extent for low skilled workers.
  • Employment growth is expected to be slower than the EU as a whole.
  • Healthcare and social services together with business & other services are expected to create the majority of new jobs in years to come.
  • The lack of high-skilled workers with a degree in technical and natural sciences remains a key concern and a potential hindrance for the provision of technology and knowledge-intensive production and services.
  • In OECD’s Adult Skills Survey the Czech Republic reached average results; but a low share of people with the highest level of skills may indicate a lack of the ability to develop and support talent.
  • IT skills (especially high-level ones) remain of short supply in the country.

The full text of the Analytical highlight on the Czech Republic can be downloaded from the link below:

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