Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2015 (KILM)

Education and labour markets: Analysing global patterns with the KILM

The ninth edition of the KILM includes four indicators that directly examine the link between education and the labour market, presenting time series for a large number of countries at all stages of development.

Education and training are at the core of any effort to increase a country’s productivity and to improve people’s likelihood not only of accessing employment at all, but of accessing good quality employment. The educational attainment and skills base of the workforce have a clear impact at both the individual and the national level. Accordingly, effective policy-making depends on understanding the ways in which educational trends and labour market trends are related, and how these shape individual and national well-being.