SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT
In 2015, machine & plant operators accounted for 2.42% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 5,347,478.
During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as machine & plant operators in EU changed by 1.58%.
It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.
In 2015, machine & plant operators were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Manufacturing (4,158,167)
- Wholesale & retail trade (297,864)
- Mining & quarrying (193,516)
- Arts & recreation (161,077)
- Construction (76,495)
Countries with highest employment share of machine & plant operators in 2015:
- Hungary (5.01%)
- Bulgaria (4.48%)
- Slovakia (4.42%)
- Portugal (4.36%)
- Estonia (4.19%)
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).
In the period 2015-2025, employment for machine & plant operators in EU is projected to change by -5.31%.