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Handicraft & printing workers

Workers in this occupation combine artistic and manual skills to design, produce, maintain and decorate a range of goods, from precision instruments to jewellery and pottery ware and printed products. Their work may be carried out by hand or involve the use of hand tools and hand-held power tools (and sometimes the set-up and operation of machinery and machine tools). Relevant jobs are, for example, musical instrument makers and tuners, potters, sign writers, engravers and etchers, glass makers, print finishing and binding workers, print workers, and jewellers.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of handicraft & printing 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, handicraft & printing workers accounted for 0.55% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 1,223,528.

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 handicraft & printing workers in EU changed by -1.13%.

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, handicraft & printing workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Manufacturing (886,381)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (80,999)
  • Professional services (58,149) 
  • ICT services (55,178)
  • Arts & recreation (51,557)

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 handicraft & printing workers in 2015:

  • Italy (0.94%)
  • Hungary (0.84%)
  • Czech Republic (0.75%)
  • Slovenia (0.71%)
  • Portugal (0.64%)

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 handicraft & printing workers in EU is projected to change by -8.79%

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Employment of handicraft & printing 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 handicraft & printing workers across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of handicraft & printing 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 handicraft & printing 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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