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Agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers

Agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers perform simple and routine tasks as part of agriculture, forestry and fishery production processes. Their jobs include, for example, routine tasks associated with crop production, livestock rearing, maintenance of gardens and parks, and the conservation of forests. Occupations in this group include, for example, crop and livestock farm labourers, horticultural and forestry labourers, and fishery labourers.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers across countries in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Key facts

SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

In 2015, agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers accounted for 0.77% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 1,699,428.

RECENT HISTORY

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers in EU changed by -4.79%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

In 2015, agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing (1,351,462)
  • Administrative & support activities (104,930)
  • Public administration & defence (78,606) 
  • Wholesale & retail trade (41,036)
  • Arts, recreation, and other activities (39,626)

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Countries with highest employment share of agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers in 2015:

  • Romania (3.32%)
  • Slovenia (2.49%)
  • Hungary (2.09%)
  • Spain (1.88%)
  • Cyprus (1.65%)

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

In the period 2015-2025, employment for agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers in EU is projected to change by 4.26%

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Employment of agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers in EU in 2015 across sectors

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

Employment share (%) of agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Level of education (%) of agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers in EU

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Age profile (%) of agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers in EU

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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