In 2016, construction workers accounted for 3.84% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 8,646,668.
During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as construction workers in EU changed by -5.05%.
In 2016, construction workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Construction (6,533,805)
- Manufacturing (863,257)
- Wholesale & retail trade (239,093)
- Administrative services (234,031)
- Public sector & defence (140,134)
Countries with highest employment share of construction workers in 2016:
- Poland (5.47%)
- Estonia (5.43%)
- Romania (5.12%)
- Cyprus (4.89%)
- Slovakia (4.79%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for construction workers in EU is projected to change by 7.73%.