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Jobs Diagnostic Online Tools

The Jobs Diagnostic Tools page contains a range of useful tools to identify the main jobs challenges faced by a country—especially those that appear to be binding constraints to improving jobs outcomes for poor people and vulnerable communities. Click here for an introduction to the tools.

Jobs Diagnostic Tools
These tools are designed to assist users in conducting jobs diagnostics.

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1. JobsStructure Tool

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The tool decomposes per capita output growth into four components - contributions of productivity growth, employment growth, labor force growth, and change in working age population - using the Shapley decomposition method. The aim of the analysis is to understand the roles of productivity and employment growth in driving a country's overall growth. To understand a country's job structure, the tool calculates different sectors' contributions to aggregate productivity and employment growth. The tool helps the user make growth projections and analyze the consistency of such projections in terms of historical data as well as UN population projections. By using the Country Comparison feature, the user can select five countries and compare results.

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Documentation
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Demonstration
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Demonstration - Comparison
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Demonstration - Projection Scenarios
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2. Jobs Group Tool

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The tool helps generate tables and charts of population and employment data - both historical and projected. Users can apply population projections from UN data, or add their own projections. In the projection sheet, indicators and charts guide users in developing consistent projections not only in terms of population, but also in terms of working age population, dependent population, labor force, and employment. Where possible, the data and projections are split between male and female to highlight any gender gaps. Output charts include population pyramids.

Excel Tool (.xlsm)

Documentation
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Demonstration - Demography Video

Demonstration - Comparison Video

3Jobs Group Context Tool (*Beta)

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This tool compiles comparative policy indicators from WDI data for a range of macro, doing business and labor regulations. It was designed to complement the Jobs Diagnostics tools with relative policy performance, in order to facilitate the search for possible constraints to better jobs outcomes.

The tool lets the user view comparative data for a selected country - at a glance - from multiple databases. The user can select to compare policy performance against up to 15 countries.

Excel Tool
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Documentation
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Context
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4. Jobs Diagnostic Labor Demand Tool

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This tool uses formal private sector firm-level data to analyze jobs outcomes: employment, revenue, value added, labor productivity and labor costs. The tool creates a profile of private sector businesses hiring at least one employee, along with cross country comparisons. Standardized analysis is generated for aggregate trends in economic transformation from the formal private sector, and firm performance over time.

To assist the diagnostic of which types of firms are raising outputs, productivity and employment in which activities, the tool generates regression analysis of the determinants of firms' employment size, productivity and labor costs adjusting for firm characteristics such as age, sector, location and ownership. Outputs generated include graphs and tables.

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5.Jobs Diagnostic Labor Supply Tool

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The Jobs Diagnostic Supply Side tool provides standardized Labor Market analysis from the Workers' perspective. It can help users conduct a Jobs Diagnostic Supply Side Guided Enquiry. The outputs of the tool present key Labor Market information ranging from labor force participation rates, types of employment, and unemployment to labor market outcomes for different population groups. The tool processes nationally representative and harmonized survey data (World Bank I2D2) and presents its results through indicators, figures, and regression tables, to better understand how a country's economy affects employment levels and workers.

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Documentation
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