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Legal & social professionals

People employed as legal, social and cultural professionals are engaged in a wide variety of activities relating to the law, social sciences, religion, arts and entertainment.  They work as lawyers, librarians, curators, economists, authors, performing artists, etc. The tasks undertaken by people in this occupation includes: drafting laws and regulations; advising clients on legal cases; pleading and conducting cases in a court of law; developing and maintaining library and archives; creating and performing in literary and artistic works, etc.

Typically people in this occupation will have completed between three and six years of higher education. Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of legal & social professionals 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, legal & social professionals accounted for 2.70% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 5,968,047.

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 legal & social professionals in EU changed by 7.39%.

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

  • Professional services (1,438,265)
  • Arts & recreation (1,236,757)
  • Health & social care (954,074) 
  • Public sector & defence (754,231)
  • ICT services (656,172)

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 legal & social professionals in 2015:

  • Luxembourg (7.36%)
  • Sweden (3.77%)
  • Netherlands (3.76%)
  • Croatia (3.73%)
  • Romania (3.55%)

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 legal & social professionals in EU is projected to change by 12.05%

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Employment of legal & social professionals 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 legal & social professionals across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of legal & social professionals in EU in 2015 by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of legal & social professionals 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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