Future employment growth (in %) in agriculture, forestry & fishing sector across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2017, the share of agriculture, forestry & fishing in total EU employment was 4.15%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of agriculture, forestry & fishing in EU changed by -11.72%.

The countries with highest employment share of agriculture, forestry & fishing in 2017 were:

  • Romania 22.78%
  • Greece 12.08%
  • Poland 10.18%
  • Lithuania 7.78%
  • Bulgaria 7.19%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in agriculture, forestry & fishing in 2017 in EU were:

  • Farmworkers and gardeners 6,057,639
  • Agricultural labourers 1,349,058
  • Subsistence farmworkers 336,916
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 336,345
  • Forest & fishery workers 291,892

In the period 2016-2030, employment for agriculture, forestry & fishing in EU is projected to change by -12.45%

Occupations employed in the sector in agriculture, forestry & fishing sector in EU in 2017

Employment share of broad occupations (%) in agriculture, forestry & fishing sector in EU (2012-2017)

Employment in agriculture, forestry & fishing sector for educational level possessed in EU in 2017 by level of education

Employment in agriculture, forestry & fishing sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

Employment in high-tech occupations in agriculture, forestry & fishing sector across Member States in 2016