Future employment growth (in %) in France in 2016-2030 across sectors

In 2016 the employment rate in France was 69.79% compared to 70.99% in EU

During the period 2011-2016 the size of employment in EU changed by 3.73% compared to 3.14% in France .

Sectors with the largest share in employment in France in 2016 

  • Health & social care 14.77%
  • Wholesale & retail trade 12.95%
  • Manufacturing 12.55% 
  • Public sector & defence 9.26%
  • Education 7.18% 

Occupations with the largest share in employment in France in 2016:  

  • Office associate professionals 7.47%
  • Cleaners and helpers 6.40%
  • Sales workers 5.84% 
  • Science & engineering technicians 5.80%
  • Teaching professionals 4.70%

Sectors expected to have the strongest employment change over the period 2016-2030 in France:

  • Construction 29.91%
  • Accommodation & food 24.89%
  • Professional services 17.71% 
  • Administrative services 14.62% 
  • Arts & recreation 12.87% 

Occupations expected to have the largest numbers of job openings in France over the period 2016-2030:

  • Cleaners and helpers 2,505,432
  • Office associate professionals 1,601,186
  • Sales workers 1,465,454
  • Science & engineering technicians 1,103,985
  • Teaching professionals 1,057,637

Employment share of occupations (%) in France (2011-2016 comparison)

Education profile (%) of the working age population in France (2011-2016 comparison)

Age profile (%) of the working age population in France (2011-2016 comparison)

Future employment growth (% change) across occupations in France compared to EU in 2016-2030