There is currently a shortage of a number of occupations in the labour market. The forecasting of skill needs seeks to establish links between economic trends and occupational requirements. In this way it provides timely information on what qualifications and how many workers holding them the economy will need, and assesses who has good prospects finding appropriate employment.
Why are we not content with analysing the past and knowing the present problems of our economy? Why is it helpful for the labour market to look ahead? What forecasting instruments should be chosen and what instruments are used in the most developed economies of the world?