In 2016, operators and assemblers accounted for 7.38% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 16,606,605.
During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as operators and assemblers in EU changed by 3.22%.
In 2016, operators and assemblers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Manufacturing (6,897,046)
- Transport & storage (5,064,513)
- Wholesale & retail trade (1,247,123)
- Construction (884,868)
- Agriculture, forestry & fishing (386,575)
Countries with highest employment share of operators and assemblers in 2016:
- Slovakia (14.82%)
- Hungary (14.03%)
- Czech Republic (13.98%)
- Bulgaria (12.75%)
- Estonia (12.62%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for operators and assemblers in EU is projected to change by 2.22%.