I am looking for employment in the region where I live, so far unsuccessfully. Some people advise me to try to find a job abroad.
However it is well known that the 2008 crisis is still going on and that many countries have lots of unemployment problems. It would be futile to apply in a region where the market for the sector of employment I'm in is already saturated.
Unemployment rate and the overall market's situation in a region do not have much meaning, as every sector is completely different: For example, it could be that in some region there is too much cooks in comparison with the market's demand because of a recent collapse in tourism, creating high numbers of unemployment, meanwhile there could be a cruel lack of engineers in that same region. It would then make me sense to apply for a position as an engineer, even though the unemployment in the region is high.
On the other hand, a country's economy could appear in a good state and have nice growth and unemployment numbers, but the market for engineers could be saturated, making any application from me futile.
I heard a lot of rumours people says, or articles that can be found on the internet, unfortunately this is not very factual and reliable sources.
My question is: How can I reliably and factually know which European country/regions/cities have much demand for a particular sector of employment?
I am really looking for precise categories, as for example in my region there is a huge demand for civil engineers and web developers, but not much for electrical engineering. Thus numbers shows high demand for engineers as a whole, but again, this does not mean much.