Future employment growth (in %) of legal & social professionals across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, legal & social professionals accounted for 2.79% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 6,276,401.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as legal & social professionals in EU changed by 9.75%.

In 2016, legal & social professionals were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Professional services (1,497,974)
  • Arts & recreation (1,247,179)
  • Health & social care (1,066,261) 
  • Public sector & defence (789,309)
  • ICT services (676,952)

Countries with highest employment share of legal & social professionals in 2016:

  • Luxembourg (6.80%)
  • Netherlands (4.11%)
  • Croatia (3.97%)
  • Sweden (3.94%)
  • Romania (3.68%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for legal & social professionals in EU is projected to change by 20.50%

Future job openings of legal & social professionals in EU in 2016-2030 (including replacements for vacated jobs)

Key employment sectors of legal & social professionals in EU in 2016

Employment of legal & social professionals in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of legal & social professionals in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of legal & social professionals across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of legal & social professionals in EU in 2016-2030 by education level