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A large occupational group including general office clerks, secretaries and typists.

Key facts:

  • Office clerks are the third largest occupational group across the EU-28, although their share of EU-28 employment declined substantially from 2003 to 2013.
  • While this decline is set to continue, there will still be a considerable volume of job openings in countries such as Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany.
  • Covering a wide range of sectors, the skills required by office clerks are, in part, defined by the industries they work in. Clerks working in the financial services sector require greater numeracy skills, while other industries put greater store on high-levels of literacy.

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