In 2016, researchers & engineers accounted for 3.10% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 6,970,113.
During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as researchers & engineers in EU changed by 7.1%.
In 2016, researchers & engineers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Professional services (2,301,188)
- Manufacturing (1,845,009)
- Construction (608,671)
- Public sector & defence (409,800)
- ICT services (363,617)
Countries with highest employment share of researchers & engineers in 2016:
- Finland (5.80%)
- Slovenia (3.86%)
- United Kingdom (3.82%)
- Germany (3.72%)
- Sweden (3.59%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for researchers & engineers in EU is projected to change by 17.81%.