Future job prospects of the occupation in EU in 2016-2030

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%

Future job prospects of trades workers across Member States in 2016-2030

Importance of tasks of trades workers in EU in 2016

Usual range of monthly gross income in the occupation in EU in 2016 (EUR, in Purchasing power parity)

Employment of trades workers in EU in 2017 by economy sectors

Employment of trades workers in EU in 2017 by field of study

Future job openings of trades workers for educational level possessed in EU in 2016-2030 by education level