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Future Jobs

Future Jobs describes the demand for people to work in various types of jobs, along with information about the skills required. It provides data on employment by occupations; how it changed over time and is projected to evolve up to 2025.

Information is also provided about the qualifications held by people in employment. The nature of jobs in Europe has changed over time – and so has the demand for skills. Some jobs have moved abroad, some have been automated, new jobs, requiring news sets of skills, have been created. The lion’s share of job opportunities between now and 2025 are forecast to be to replace people who will leave the labour market, mainly to retire.

Future employment growth (% change) across sectors in EU in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).


Employment  is projected to change by 2.9% across the EU between 2015 and 2025


The top five countries with the strongest future employment growth – i.e. the overall percentage change in employment in EU -  between 2015 and 2025 are:

1. Cyprus (15.3%)
2. Ireland (14.2%)
3. Luxembourg               (11.0%)
4. Belgium (9.3%)
5. Slovakia (7.6%)

 


The top five sectors with the strongest future employment growth – i.e. the overall percentage change in employment -  between 2015 and 2025 will be:       

1. Real estate, professional, scientific & technical activities     (20.1%)
2. Administrative and support service activities   (15.8%)
3. Education       (9.6%)
4. Information & communication activities (9.2%)
5. Human health & social work activities (8.6%)

 


The top five occupations with the strongest future employment growth – i.e. the overall percentage change in employment - between 2015 and 2025 will be:                          

1. Legal, social, cultural and related associate prof.     (38.6%)
2. Customer services clerks   (20.1%)
3. Administrative and commercial managers  (13.8%)
4. Science and engineering professionals (12.5%)
5. Business and other professionals (12.3%)

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Future employment growth (% change) across countries in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
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Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Future employment growth (% change) across occupations in EU in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
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Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Future employment growth (% change) for managers, professionals, and associate professionals in EU in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
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Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Future employment growth (% change) for clerical, service, and skilled agricultural workers in EU in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
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Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Future employment growth (% change) for craft workers, plant operators, and elementary occupations in EU in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
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Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Future employment needs by occupation in EU in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment needs

The additional number of people who will be required to work in an occupation given projected changes in employment and replacement demands. 

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