Jobs & Skills

New technology is bringing profound change to the labour market, offering opportunities for new occupations to emerge, while threatening some existing jobs.  The potential prize is a stable and peaceful society in which technology is harnessed to ensure unprecedented levels of prosperity. The potential risk is a world defined by mass unemployment and extreme inequality.

To respond to this change effectively you need insight on the current and future demand and supply of jobs and skills in the economy.  We provide this insight by understanding the key drivers of change and analysing labour market information to interpret current and future trends.  Furthermore, we can estimate the economic value of investment in human capital.

In this way you can confidently assess which interventions will lead to the most desirable outcomes.

Some challenging questions we can help you answer:

Our Jobs & Skills work

Energy scenario: employment implications of the Paris Climate Agreement

For Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (an agency of the European Union), Cambridge Econometrics prepared projections for the number and type of jobs that could be available in Europe in 2030 if the Paris Climate Agreement were...

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Working futures employment and skills projections

For over 30 years we have collaborated with the Warwick Institute for Employment Research to provide the UK’s official employment and skills projections, Working Futures.

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Skills forecast: trends and challenges to 2030

Cambridge Econometrics developed forecasting results and drafted key findings which formed the basis for the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training's (CEDEFOP) latest skills forecast update (to 2030). Skills forecasting provides supply and demand projection...

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Future employment and automation

The main purpose of this study is to raise awareness of the changes that the EU labour market will face as a result of the adoption of new technologies. It is the first study of its kind to use pan-European data sources (the Eurofound Task analysis and the Cedefop Skills Forec...

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New Climate Economy – unlocking the inclusive growth story of the 21st Century

We provided empirical inputs to the New Climate Economy 2018 Global Commission Report "Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century". The aim of the modelling exercise was to illustrate examples of policies that can simultaneously promote economic growth and reduce...

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Reviewing the impact of the low-carbon mobility transition on jobs

We carried out this review of the drivers of the impact on jobs from the transition to low-carbon cars and vans in Europe.

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The impact of Brexit on poverty in the UK

Cambridge Econometrics was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to explore the impact of Brexit on poverty in the UK, focusing specifically at the poorest 1/5th of households. The analysis models a range of post-Brexit trading agreements, providing detailed results o...

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Economic impact of NHS spending in the Black Country

This exploratory study commissioned for the Black Country Sustainability and Transformation Plan was led by ICF and sought to better understand the economic footprint (‘impact’) of the NHS in the Black Country. CE’s main role in the project was to apply economic impact a...

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North Essex garden communities employment & demographic studies

Cambridge Econometrics, in collaboration with SQW, was commissioned to undertake a demographic and employment study of the three new proposed garden communities in North Essex. North Essex Garden Cities report A demographic model was established for each of the Garden Commu...

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Designing an EU-wide unemployment benefits system

This study explored whether an EU-wide Unemployment Benefits System (UBS) could act as an effective fiscal stabilizer to mitigate future economic shocks.

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Northern Powerhouse independent economic review

This project, undertaken with SQW, CE provided economic analysis and projections to underpin Transport for the North’s development of a transport infrastructure plan.

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European skills panorama

This key source of Labour Market Information and intelligence for EU Member States was led by FGB, in consortium with ourselves, RAND Europe and the Warwick Institute for Employment Research.

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Skills modelling for the Dominican Republic

We collected available data, analysed historical trends, and developed a consistent framework linking sector employment, occupations, and qualifications.

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For more information on our work in Jobs & Skills, contact:

Mike May-Gillings Associate Director mmg@camecon.com