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Mismatch on the Labour Market in the CENTROPE Region


  • Ludek Kouba

    () (Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno)

  • Petr Rozmahel

    () (Research Centre, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno)


The CENTROPE region covers eight regions in four countries: Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Considering the situation on the labour market in CENTROPE, it is necessary to emphasize a high level of heterogeneity. Theoretically, it provides a potential for cross-border cooperation. In this text, we focus on skill mismatch and regional mismatch that contribute significantly to unemployment within CENTROPE. The main aim of this paper is to determine what proportion of unemployment in selected occupations could be avoided if the unemployed were perfectly mobile across CENTROPE regions. Our analysis is based on a unique dataset, the so-called Labour Market Monitoring Tool in CENTROPE that is a joint project of Mendel University and the CENTROPE Office Czech Republic. As a result, we have identified occupation with a high, medium and low potential for commuting within CENTROPE. The identification of these occupations was executed by two ways of calculation: the Potential percentage of unemployed reduction and the Mismatch index.

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  • Ludek Kouba & Petr Rozmahel, 2013. "Mismatch on the Labour Market in the CENTROPE Region," MENDELU Working Papers in Business and Economics 2013-37, Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Business and Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:men:wpaper:37_2013

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    1. Cristina LINCARU & Speranta PÎRCIOG & Draga Atanasiu, 2016. "A Model Of A System Of Monitoring And Alert System Of The Risk Of Unemployment – Romanian Case," Regional Science Inquiry, Hellenic Association of Regional Scientists, vol. 0(3), pages 125-145, December.
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    mismatch unemploymnet; mismatch index; regional labour market; CENTROPE;

    JEL classification:

    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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