Future employment growth (in %) of armed forces across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, armed forces accounted for 0.55% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 1,228,624.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as armed forces in EU changed by -7.49%.

Countries with highest employment share of armed forces in 2016:

  • Greece (1.71%)
  • Cyprus (1.17%)
  • Italy (1.04%)
  • Romania (0.85%)
  • Bulgaria (0.81%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for armed forces in EU is projected to change by -15.25%

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

Key employment sectors of armed forces in EU in 2016

Employment of armed forces in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of armed forces in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of armed forces across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of armed forces in EU in 2016-2030 by education level