In 2017, professionals accounted for 19.35% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 44,179,932.
During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as professionals in EU changed by 12.88%.
In 2017, professionals were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Education (10,922,469)
- Health & social care (7,355,107)
- Professional services (6,591,355)
- ICT services (3,662,507)
- Manufacturing (3,624,292)
Countries with highest employment share of professionals in 2017:
- Luxembourg (36.15%)
- Sweden (27.83%)
- Netherlands (26.04%)
- Denmark (26.00%)
- Finland (24.49%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for professionals in EU is projected to change by 11.28%.