In 2017, protection workers accounted for 1.56% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 3,564,690.
During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as protection workers in EU changed by 3.76%.
In 2017, protection workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Public sector & defence (1,771,644)
- Administrative services (1,136,243)
- Arts & recreation (128,431)
- Transport & storage (92,077)
- Manufacturing (82,941)
Countries with highest employment share of protection workers in 2017:
- Bulgaria (3.98%)
- Croatia (2.77%)
- Hungary (2.72%)
- Greece (2.52%)
- Slovakia (2.33%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for protection workers in EU is projected to change by -0.88%.