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General & keyboard clerks

General office clerks carry out a range of clerical and administrative activities related to:

  • recording, organising, storing and retrieving information;
  • compiling accounting, bookkeeping, financial and other numerical data; and
  • sorting and delivering mail, filing documents, preparing information for processing, maintaining personnel records, etc.

The types of job undertaken by general office clerks includes: secretaries, typists and data entry clerks, accounting and bookkeeping clerks, payroll clerks, mail carriers and sorting clerks, scribes, filing and copying clerks, and personnel clerks.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of general & keyboard 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, general & keyboard clerks accounted for 2.98% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 6,570,140.

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 general & keyboard clerks in EU changed by -7.11%.

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, general & keyboard clerks were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Public administration & defence (1,330,123)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (752,750)
  • Manufacturing (739,882) 
  • Real estate, professional & related activities (666,649)
  • Human health & social work activities (593,533)

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 general & keyboard clerks in 2015:

  • Italy (5.32%)
  • Austria (5.27%)
  • Greece (5.26%)
  • Malta (4.93%)
  • Cyprus (4.69%)

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 general & keyboard clerks in EU is projected to change by -9.19%

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Employment of general & keyboard 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 general & keyboard clerks across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of general & keyboard clerks in EU by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of general & keyboard clerks in EU by age

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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