Future employment growth (in %) of trades workers across countries in 2016-2030

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%

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

Key employment sectors of trades workers in EU in 2016

Employment of trades workers in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of trades workers in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of trades workers across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of trades workers in EU in 2016-2030 by education level