Future employment growth (in %) of operators and assemblers across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2016, operators and assemblers accounted for 7.38% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 16,606,605.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as operators and assemblers in EU changed by 3.22%.

In 2016, operators and assemblers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Manufacturing (6,897,046)
  • Transport & storage (5,064,513)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (1,247,123) 
  • Construction (884,868)
  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing (386,575)

Countries with highest employment share of operators and assemblers in 2016:

  • Slovakia (14.82%)
  • Hungary (14.03%)
  • Czech Republic (13.98%)
  • Bulgaria (12.75%)
  • Estonia (12.62%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for operators and assemblers in EU is projected to change by 2.22%

Future job openings of operators and assemblers in EU in 2016-2030 (including replacements for vacated jobs)

Key employment sectors of operators and assemblers in EU in 2016

Employment of operators and assemblers in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of operators and assemblers in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of operators and assemblers across Member States in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of operators and assemblers in EU in 2016-2030 by education level