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Factsheet for measure SE-2008-5/2485 – measures in Sweden
|Country||Sweden , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 February 2008|
|Context||Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
|Author||Anna-Karin Gustafsson (Oxford Research) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 June 2022 (updated 07 November 2022)|
The Occupational Compass is a web-based service presenting labour market information and outlooks for almost 200 occupations over the next 1 to 5 years.
The occupational compass was created so that person’s about to choose their occupational path could choose on with some foreseen security and stability in employment prospects. The compass was also expected to be helpful for persons working with offering labour market guidance.
The Occupational Compass covers the largest and most common occupations in the labour market and professions. It covers about 80% of employment options in the labour market. Forecasts are made for one year and five years into the future. Occupations involving very few employees are not covered.
It is targeting those who are about to choose their future occupation and those who are working with outplacement or counselling services. The Occupational Compass is updated, revised and published twice a year. The short-term forecasts on one-year-basis are done at the local level, while the long-term forecasts (5 years) are only done at the national level.
This is one of few labour market forecasts that provides detailed projections at the occupational level. The annual assessment is based on the individual local employment offices' forecasting. The results are then summarised to a regional and national assessment. In a government report, some doubts on the quality of the local offices' forecasts accuracy were raised.
|Applies to all workers||Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), The Public Employment Service's forcast ('the occupational compass'), measure SE-2008-5/2485 (measures in Sweden), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SE-2008-5_2485.html
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