SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT
In 2015, plant and machine operators, and assemblers accounted for 7.32% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 16,150,553.
During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as plant and machine operators, and assemblers in EU changed by 0.45%.
It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.
In 2015, plant and machine operators, and assemblers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Manufacturing (6,693,582)
- Transport & storage (4,863,552)
- Wholesale & retail trade (1,249,981)
- Construction (871,036)
- Agriculture, forestry & fishing (382,141)
Countries with highest employment share of plant and machine operators, and assemblers in 2015:
- Slovakia (14.97%)
- Czech Republic (13.57%)
- Hungary (13.21%)
- Bulgaria (12.66%)
- Estonia (11.64%)
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).
In the period 2015-2025, employment for plant and machine operators, and assemblers in EU is projected to change by -2.03%.