Current Projects

IAB Vacancy Scan

On behalf of the Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit), we conduct a large-scale representative survey to determine the number of job vacancies in Germany. A total of 12,000 to 14,000 companies and organisations from all sectors, regions, and sizes are surveyed. The survey is conducted regularly in the fourth quarter of each year and examines the size, development, and structure of labour demand in Germany.

Since 2006, the job vacancies have been surveyed quarterly, with a limited sample for each quarter. The telephone survey of companies and organisations has been conducted by T.I.P. Marktforschung e.K. since 2022.

The results are included in the job vacancy statistics of the European Statistical Office Eurostat.

ETF Statistical Support

On behalf of the European Training Foundation (ETF), Economics & Data is involved in several projects that include maintenance, quality control and updating of data, the development of indicators, and analysis and visualisation of statistics on labour markets and education systems of ETF partner countries. Our work is based on processing and preparing data provided by countries affiliated with the ETF (national institutions like statistical offices, employment agencies, ministries) and international organisations (World Bank, ILOSTAT, Unesco, Eurostat).

Cedefop Forecast

Cedefop’s forecasting model produces new forecasts every two years at the level of EU Member States. These forecasts on skills and occupations are based on a methodology that has been developed in the course of several projects since 2007. The project is currently being developed further by a consortium led by Cambridge Econometrics in collaboration with us and other partners.

Bertelsmann Foundation Forecast

As part of the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Early Childhood Education project, we developed a forecasting model that is intended to identify future skills needs in the German childcare sector (nursery school and afternoon care for children in primary school) on national and regional levels. The forecast is updated annually, which also involves the development of new scenarios. Results are published annually by the Bertelsmann Foundation (Fachkräfte-Radar KiTa und Grundschule).