SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT
In 2015, researchers & engineers accounted for 3.04% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 6,713,353.
During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as researchers & engineers in EU changed by 4.11%.
It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.
In 2015, researchers & engineers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Professional services (2,210,354)
- Manufacturing (1,747,409)
- Construction (565,231)
- Public sector & defence (393,911)
- ICT services (350,604)
Countries with highest employment share of researchers & engineers in 2015:
- Finland (5.87%)
- Luxembourg (4.06%)
- Slovenia (3.90%)
- United Kingdom (3.77%)
- Sweden (3.53%)