Denmark - Labour market faces shortages - September 30, 2016

After a lustre recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, the central bank has warned that the labour market faces a squeeze as unemployment falls, the population ages and young people shun vocational jobs. In a report issued on 16 September 2016 the bank says that the country is technically at full employment and that the economy could be hit if the country does not find ways of growing its labour force. According the central bank 3rd quarterly 2016 report, unemployment has now reached its 'structural level'. There are no labour reserves among the unemployed and signs of pressures on the labour market. The statement added that the clearest indications are reporting of labour shortages in both the construction and manufacturing sectors.

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