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A large group ranging from travel agents, waiters and cooks, to care workers, police officers, fire fighters and security guards.

Key facts:

  • Personal, care and protective service workers is the largest single occupational group in the EU-28.
  • The group grew in size and as a proportion of total employment from 2003 to 2013.
  • Growth from 2003 mostly occurred prior to 2008. Most growth occurred in jobs requiring medium- and higher level qualifications at the expense of those at the lower end.
  • Overall employment levels for personal, care and protective service workers are forecast to fall over the coming decade, especially in the hotels and catering and the arts, recreation and other services sectors.

The full text of the Analytical highlight can be downloaded from the link below:

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