Future employment growth (in %) in Germany in 2016-2030 across sectors

In 2017 the employment rate in Germany was 78.63% compared to 72.08% in EU

During the period 2012-2017 the size of employment in Germany changed by 6.27% compared to 5.41% in EU .

Sectors with the largest share in employment in Germany in 2017 

  • Manufacturing 19.02%
  • Wholesale & retail trade 13.89%
  • Health & social care 12.88% 
  • Public sector & defence 6.84%
  • Construction 6.81% 

Occupations with the largest share in employment in Germany in 2017:  

  • Office associate professionals 7.73%
  • Sales workers 7.07%
  • Accounting clerks 6.38% 
  • Health associate professionals 6.07%
  • Science & engineering technicians 4.91%

Sectors expected to have the strongest employment change over the period 2016-2030 in Germany:

  • Professional services 25.09%
  • Administrative services 10.91%
  • Finance & insurance 7.08% 
  • Arts & recreation 5.44% 
  • Water and waste treatment 2.12% 

Occupations expected to have the largest numbers of job openings in Germany over the period 2016-2030:

  • Office associate professionals 2,254,045
  • Personal service workers 1,860,400
  • Sales workers 1,447,178
  • Cleaners and helpers 1,439,639
  • Accounting clerks 1,292,125

Employment share of occupations (%) in Germany in 2017

Working age population for educational level possessed in Germany (2012-2017)

Age profile (%) of the working age population in Germany (2012-2017)

Usual range of monthly gross income in Germany in 2016

Future employment growth (% change) across occupations in Germany in 2016-2030

Future needs (total job openings) by occupation in Germany in 2016-2030