In 2016, trades workers accounted for 11.53% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 25,926,480.
During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as trades workers in EU changed by -1.08%.
In 2016, trades workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Manufacturing (10,714,785)
- Construction (8,425,546)
- Wholesale & retail trade (3,049,683)
- Arts & recreation (507,051)
- Administrative services (478,703)
Countries with highest employment share of trades workers in 2016:
- Czech Republic (16.79%)
- Romania (16.61%)
- Slovakia (15.88%)
- Poland (15.19%)
- Hungary (14.54%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for trades workers in EU is projected to change by -5.03%.