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Food, garment, wood and other related workers

Those employed as food processing, wood working, garment and other craft and related trades workers are typically engaged in treating and processing raw materials into food and other products, and producing and repairing goods made of wood, textiles, fur, leather or other materials. Their jobs include, for example, treating and processing meat, fish, grain, fruit, vegetables and related materials into food stuffs, and processing animal hides, wool and cotton into clothes. Occupations in this group include, for example, butchers, fishmongers and related food preparers; tailors, dressmakers and other garment and related pattern-makers and cutters; upholsterers and shoemakers; cabinet-makers; and other craft and related trades workers.

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Future employment growth (in %) of food, garment, wood and other related workers 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, food, garment, wood and other related workers accounted for 2.00% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 4,423,182.

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 food, garment, wood and other related workers in EU changed by -0.51%.

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, food, garment, wood and other related workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Manufacturing (3,113,340)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (566,184)
  • Construction (221,841) 
  • Arts, recreation, and other activities (151,475)
  • Accommodation & food service activities (94,213)

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 food, garment, wood and other related workers in 2015:

  • Romania (3.82%)
  • Slovakia (3.78%)
  • Bulgaria (3.77%)
  • Lithuania (3.56%)
  • Portugal (3.49%)

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 food, garment, wood and other related workers in EU is projected to change by -12.19%

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Employment of food, garment, wood and other related workers 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 food, garment, wood and other related workers across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of food, garment, wood and other related workers in EU in 2015 by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of food, garment, wood and other related workers 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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