In 2017, operators and assemblers accounted for 7.39% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 16,865,180.
During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as operators and assemblers in EU changed by 6.09%.
In 2017, operators and assemblers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Manufacturing (6,971,217)
- Transport & storage (5,161,420)
- Wholesale & retail trade (1,320,783)
- Construction (924,994)
- Agriculture, forestry & fishing (385,185)
Countries with highest employment share of operators and assemblers in 2017:
- Slovakia (14.89%)
- Hungary (14.47%)
- Czechia (13.66%)
- Bulgaria (12.90%)
- Estonia (11.89%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for operators and assemblers in EU is projected to change by 2.22%.