Future job prospects of the occupation in EU in 2016-2030

In 2016, agricultural labourers accounted for 0.75% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 1,680,425.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as agricultural labourers in EU changed by -6.23%.

In 2016, agricultural labourers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing (1,326,298)
  • Administrative services (103,202)
  • Public sector & defence (80,841) 
  • Wholesale & retail trade (43,823)
  • Arts & recreation (37,040)

Countries with highest employment share of agricultural labourers in 2016:

  • Romania (2.67%)
  • Spain (2.05%)
  • Hungary (2.00%)
  • Slovenia (1.65%)
  • Italy (1.62%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for agricultural labourers in EU is projected to change by 14.20%

Future job prospects of agricultural labourers across Member States in 2016-2030

Importance of tasks of agricultural labourers in EU in 2016

Usual range of monthly gross income in the occupation in EU in 2016 (EUR, in Purchasing power parity)

Employment of agricultural labourers in EU in 2016 by economy sectors

Employment of agricultural labourers in EU in 2016 by field of study

Future job openings of agricultural labourers for educational level possessed in EU in 2016-2030 by education level