Denmark - Labour market frictions investigated - June 30, 2017

According to a survey conducted by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) more than every third company - 36 per cent - has unsuccessfully tried to recruit new employees in 2016. The employers' organisation organised a survey among 3,335 companies. In May 2017, the centre-right government had promised to cut taxes for high and low-income earners, as well as companies, simplify rules and improve the country’s infrastructure as part of a major drive designed to combat a lack of labour supply. However, the opposition and the trade unions take a very critical stand towards this policy. In a period of more competition to find skilled labour investment in people and improved wages must be the answer.

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