Future employment growth (in %) of agricultural labourers across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, agricultural labourers accounted for 0.75% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 1,680,425.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as agricultural labourers in EU changed by -6.23%.

In 2016, agricultural labourers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing (1,326,298)
  • Administrative services (103,202)
  • Public sector & defence (80,841) 
  • Wholesale & retail trade (43,823)
  • Arts & recreation (37,040)

Countries with highest employment share of agricultural labourers in 2016:

  • Romania (2.67%)
  • Spain (2.05%)
  • Hungary (2.00%)
  • Slovenia (1.65%)
  • Italy (1.62%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for agricultural labourers in EU is projected to change by 14.20%

Future job openings of agricultural labourers in EU in 2016-2030 (including replacements for vacated jobs)

Key employment sectors of agricultural labourers in EU in 2016

Employment of agricultural labourers in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of agricultural labourers in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of agricultural labourers across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of agricultural labourers in EU in 2016-2030 by education level