Future employment growth (in %) in public sector & defence sector across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, the share of public sector & defence in total EU employment was 6.87%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of public sector & defence in EU changed by 0.58%.

The countries with highest employment share of public sector & defence in 2016 were:

  • Hungary 10.23%
  • Luxembourg 9.77%
  • France 9.26%
  • Greece 9.02%
  • Slovakia 8.92%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in public sector & defence in 2016 in EU were:

  • Office associate professionals 3,082,472
  • Protection workers 1,763,623
  • Office clerks 1,274,934
  • Office professionals 1,214,635
  • Armed forces 1,206,680

In the period 2016-2030, employment for public sector & defence in EU is projected to change by -4.08%

Occupations employed in the sector in public sector & defence sector in EU in 2016

Employment share (%) in public sector & defence sector across countries in 2016

Employment in public sector & defence sector in EU in 2016 by level of education

Employment in public sector & defence sector in EU in 2016 by age