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Skills and Employment in YEM countries


This section of the website provides an integrated overview of a selection of key indicators on skills and employment for all YEM countries:

Values for these countries can be compared to average values for MENA countries and EU-27.

To enable high-quality visualizations and a comprehensive coverage of all target countries, the selection of indicators was driven by data availability considerations. This is why only a limited number of indicators were selected, primarily sourced from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) “Modelled estimates and projections” dataset. This is one of the few data sources providing comprehensive and longitudinal data for the target countries. Two additional data sources were also used: the economic data, compiled by the World Bank as well as the results of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

The information on skills and employment, as compiled on this website, is organized in the following manner: The cross-country overview provides a high-level summary view of the indicators covered in the analysis. The rest of the sections provide more details about each of the domains covered by the dataset. The data is disaggregated across countries and over time, also looking at gender breakdowns and, where available, age breakdowns. The data is sourced directly from above mentioned organizations and is automatically updated. For most indicators, it covers the time period from early 1990s up to 2020; in some cases, it also includes short-term forecasts. Thus, the information compiled in this website can be used both to analyze most recent trends (such as impact of Covid-19) but also longer-term trends over the last three decades.

A note on available statistical data of labor and skills domains in YEM countries

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