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Clerks

Clerks record, organise, store, compute and retrieve information, and perform a number of clerical duties in connection with money-handling operations, travel arrangements, requests for information, and appointments. The tasks performed by clerks usually include: stenography, typing, and operating word processors; entering data into computers; carrying out secretarial duties; keeping records relating to stocks; etc. Their jobs include: typists and word processing operators, bank tellers and related clerks, telephone switchboard operators, receptionists, etc.

Most occupations in this major group require completion of the first stage of secondary education, but some occupations will require the completion of the second stage of secondary education. 

Future employment growth (in %) of clerks 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, clerks accounted for 9.67% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 21,349,100.

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 clerks in EU changed by -0.22%.

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, clerks were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Wholesale & retail trade (2,797,987)
  • Manufacturing (2,617,642)
  • Transport & storage (2,466,888) 
  • Public sector & defence (2,337,471)
  • Finance & insurance (2,075,899)

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 clerks in 2015:

  • Germany (12.63%)
  • Italy (12.03%)
  • Malta (11.17%)
  • Belgium (10.95%)
  • Cyprus (10.80%)

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 clerks in EU is projected to change by -2.87%

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Employment of clerks 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 clerks across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of clerks in EU in 2015 by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of clerks in EU in 2015 by age

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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