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

In 2016 the employment rate in Germany was 78.33% compared to 70.99% in EU

During the period 2011-2016 the size of employment in Germany changed by 6.67% compared to 3.73% in EU .

Sectors with the largest share in employment in Germany in 2016 

  • Manufacturing 19.09%
  • Wholesale & retail trade 14.04%
  • Health & social care 12.87% 
  • Public sector & defence 7.00%
  • Construction 6.61% 

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

  • Office associate professionals 7.69%
  • Sales workers 7.20%
  • Accounting clerks 6.35% 
  • Health associate professionals 6.03%
  • Science & engineering technicians 5.00%

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

  • Professional services 25.09%
  • Administrative services 10.91%
  • Finance & insurance 7.08% 
  • Arts & recreation 5.44% 
  • Water and waste treatment 2.12% 

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

  • Office associate professionals 2,254,045
  • Personal service workers 1,860,400
  • Sales workers 1,447,178
  • Cleaners and helpers 1,439,639
  • Accounting clerks 1,292,125

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

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

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

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