In 2017, construction workers accounted for 3.89% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 8,874,138.
During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as construction workers in EU changed by 2.81%.
In 2017, construction workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Construction (6,709,380)
- Manufacturing (873,708)
- Administrative services (244,609)
- Wholesale & retail trade (231,268)
- Public sector & defence (164,724)
Countries with highest employment share of construction workers in 2017:
- Poland (5.30%)
- Romania (5.13%)
- Czechia (4.87%)
- Lithuania (4.85%)
- Estonia (4.80%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for construction workers in EU is projected to change by 7.73%.