The percentage of adult EU28 employees whose need to learn new things has increased a lot since the start their current job. Based on results of Cedefop's European skills and jobs survey. Respondents were asked to score whether their need to learn new things since the start of their current job has increased, decreased or stayed the same (where 0 means decreased a lot, 5 stayed the same and 10 means improved a lot). Scores above 8 (the highest quartile) were used to calculate the indicator.
Jobs with a high degree of learning intensity tend to be more dynamic (i.e. experience more frequent changes in technologies or methods of production) and require a higher level of skills to be performed. Employees are less likely to feel that their skills are underutilised in such jobs and are more susceptible to skills obsolescence. Workers with a low education level (below upper secondary graduates) are typically the least likely to be employed in learning-intensive jobs.
Percentage of adult EU28 employees whose need to learn new things has increased a lot since the start of their current job.
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