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Labourers (mining, construction, manufacturing, transport)

Labourers in mining, construction, manufacturing and transport perform routine manual tasks in mining, quarrying, civil engineering, building, manufacturing, transport and storage operations. Their jobs include, for example, operating hand-held tools and mechanised vehicles and machinery to dig holes; spread excavated materials; and sort, load, and unload materials, equipment, and other cargo. Occupations in this group include, for example, mining and quarrying labourers, building construction labourers, hand packers, hand and pedal vehicle drivers, and freight handlers.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of labourers (mining, construction, manufacturing, transport) 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, labourers (mining, construction, manufacturing, transport) accounted for 2.71% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 5,983,298.

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 labourers (mining, construction, manufacturing, transport) in EU changed by -6.18%.

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, labourers (mining, construction, manufacturing, transport) were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Manufacturing (1,940,235)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (1,505,683)
  • Construction (970,515) 
  • Transport & storage (647,229)
  • Administrative & support activities (189,146)

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 labourers (mining, construction, manufacturing, transport) in 2015:

  • Latvia (5.70%)
  • Bulgaria (3.95%)
  • Denmark (3.95%)
  • Ireland (3.49%)
  • Netherlands (3.43%)

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 labourers (mining, construction, manufacturing, transport) in EU is projected to change by 12.20%

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Employment of labourers (mining, construction, manufacturing, transport) 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 labourers (mining, construction, manufacturing, transport) across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Level of education (%) of labourers (mining, construction, manufacturing, transport) in EU

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Age profile (%) of labourers (mining, construction, manufacturing, transport) in EU

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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