In 2017, machine & plant operators accounted for 2.41% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 5,500,401.
During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as machine & plant operators in EU changed by 5.72%.
In 2017, machine & plant operators were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Manufacturing (4,287,025)
- Wholesale & retail trade (317,780)
- Mining & quarrying (161,492)
- Arts & recreation (149,775)
- Transport & storage (76,946)
Countries with highest employment share of machine & plant operators in 2017:
- Hungary (5.40%)
- Bulgaria (4.49%)
- Slovakia (4.41%)
- Estonia (4.15%)
- Portugal (4.11%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for machine & plant operators in EU is projected to change by -0.60%.