In 2017, trades workers accounted for 11.53% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 26,321,176.
During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as trades workers in EU changed by 2.27%.
In 2017, trades workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Manufacturing (10,712,073)
- Construction (8,707,262)
- Wholesale & retail trade (3,087,197)
- Arts & recreation (534,054)
- Administrative services (480,748)
Countries with highest employment share of trades workers in 2017:
- Romania (16.88%)
- Czechia (16.65%)
- Slovakia (15.72%)
- Poland (15.12%)
- Hungary (14.77%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for trades workers in EU is projected to change by -5.03%.