This report looks into the incidence of skills mismatches in the Republic of North Macedonia (hereinafter referred to as North Macedonia). This report presents an analysis of the mismatch from several perspectives, using data sources available in North Macedonia. It also examines the country context in areas that are directly or indirectly related to skills supply and demand. This analytical exercise has the potential to assist institutions and partners to assess the effectiveness of their skills policies.
As the phenomenon of skills mismatch is complex and difficult to capture, an expanded set of indicators needs calculation and analysis from various angles. An empirical study has been carried out in each of the selected country, as part of this research project, to assess the availability and reliability of relevant indicators for such an attempt. Datasets available in the statistical system of North Macedonia allowed for calculation of the following key mismatch indicators:
■ unemployment rates by various dimensions;
■ proportions of unemployed people versus employed people;
■ young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs);
■ coefficient of variation of education;
■ variance of relative unemployment rates;
■ mismatch by occupation;
■ over- and under-education;
■ relative wages.