Future employment growth (in %) of service and sales workers across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, service and sales workers accounted for 16.87% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 37,954,024.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as service and sales workers in EU changed by 2.89%.

In 2016, service and sales workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Wholesale & retail trade (14,056,612)
  • Health & social care (5,918,357)
  • Accommodation & food (5,854,109) 
  • Arts & recreation (3,541,245)
  • Public sector & defence (2,137,051)

Countries with highest employment share of service and sales workers in 2016:

  • Greece (23.78%)
  • Spain (22.02%)
  • Malta (21.56%)
  • Bulgaria (20.71%)
  • Finland (19.80%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for service and sales workers in EU is projected to change by 3.99%

Future job openings of service and sales workers in EU in 2016-2030 (including replacements for vacated jobs)

Key employment sectors of service and sales workers in EU in 2016

Employment of service and sales workers in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of service and sales workers in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of service and sales workers across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of service and sales workers in EU in 2016-2030 by education level