Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

Labour shortages and surpluses 2019

Labour shortages and surpluses 2019

This report identifies jobs which are considered to be in short supply and jobs where there is insufficient demand for the skills available, in the EU, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland.

In 2019, there is a high demand for software-related skills, engineering skills, and to a lesser extent in health-related skills. Accountants and marketing executives are also sought-after. The craft occupations dominate the list, especially those related to construction and engineering. Another well represented sector is the hospitality one, including cooks, chefs and waiters. Regarding the surpluses, in general, the occupations are clerical or related to ‘humanities’ disciplines, such as philosophers and historians, sociologists’ anthropologists, and journalists.


Catalog N. : KE-04-19-780-EN-N

Available on  EU Publications

Share this page