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March 1999, Vol. 122, No. 3
Can occupational labor shortages be identified using available data?
Carolyn M. Veneri
Economist, Office of Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Labor market data, combined with background information on a specified occupation, anecdotal evidence, and detailed knowledge of the factors of demand and supply work in combination to assess occupational shortages. This article discusses the meaning of shortages and analyzes the adequacy of available data in identifying, quantifying, and evaluating occupational shortages.
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