Future employment growth (in %) in agriculture, forestry & fishing sector across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, the share of agriculture, forestry & fishing in total EU employment was 4.27%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of agriculture, forestry & fishing in EU changed by -10.67%.

The countries with highest employment share of agriculture, forestry & fishing in 2016 were:

  • Romania 23.10%
  • Greece 12.37%
  • Poland 10.54%
  • Lithuania 7.98%
  • Latvia 7.69%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in agriculture, forestry & fishing in 2016 in EU were:

  • Farmworkers and gardeners 6,167,035
  • Agricultural labourers 1,326,298
  • Subsistence farmworkers 394,712
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 341,775
  • Forest & fishery workers 282,337

In the period 2016-2030, employment for agriculture, forestry & fishing in EU is projected to change by -12.45%

Occupations employed in the sector in agriculture, forestry & fishing sector in EU in 2016

Employment share (%) in agriculture, forestry & fishing sector across countries in 2016

Employment in agriculture, forestry & fishing sector in EU in 2016 by level of education

Employment in agriculture, forestry & fishing sector in EU in 2016 by age