In 2016, machine & plant operators accounted for 2.43% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 5,468,895.
During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as machine & plant operators in EU changed by 5.32%.
In 2016, machine & plant operators were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Manufacturing (4,268,995)
- Wholesale & retail trade (324,503)
- Mining & quarrying (193,702)
- Arts & recreation (158,236)
- Administrative services (78,568)
Countries with highest employment share of machine & plant operators in 2016:
- Hungary (5.19%)
- Bulgaria (4.70%)
- Slovakia (4.38%)
- Croatia (4.34%)
- Portugal (4.32%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for machine & plant operators in EU is projected to change by -0.60%.