The National Skills Database
The National Skills Database (NSD), developed by the SLMRU, collates all available information on the supply and demand of skills in Ireland. It represents an effective tool for timely analyses and forecasting of the labour market at occupational level. It facilitates the use of a range of indicators and models to assess potential imbalances between the demand and supply of skills for more than 100 occupations.
In 2008, the SMLRU won the Innovation in Government award for its work on the National Skills Database.
The data held in the NSD is gathered, usually at occupational level, from numerous sources, including the Central Statistics Office, the Department of Social Protection, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the Higher Education Authority, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Department of Education and Skills, the Central Applications Office, among others. The Unit also conducts a Recruitment Agency Survey twice a year.
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