Future employment growth (in %) in manufacturing sector across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, the share of manufacturing in total EU employment was 15.45%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of manufacturing in EU changed by 2.95%.

The countries with highest employment share of manufacturing in 2016 were:

  • Czech Republic 27.87%
  • Slovenia 25.12%
  • Slovakia 24.49%
  • Hungary 21.68%
  • Poland 20.24%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in manufacturing in 2016 in EU were:

  • Metal & machinery workers 4,923,517
  • Machine & plant operators 4,268,995
  • Science & engineering technicians 3,253,700
  • Other manufacturing workers 3,073,323
  • Technical labourers 1,979,080

In the period 2016-2030, employment for manufacturing in EU is projected to change by -1.98%

Occupations employed in the sector in manufacturing sector in EU in 2016

Employment share (%) in manufacturing sector across countries in 2016

Employment in manufacturing sector in EU in 2016 by level of education

Employment in manufacturing sector in EU in 2016 by age