Future employment growth (in %) in business services sector across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2017, the share of business services in total EU employment was 22.07%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of business services in EU changed by 9.31%.

The countries with highest employment share of business services in 2017 were:

  • Luxembourg 34.42%
  • Cyprus 27.61%
  • United Kingdom 26.92%
  • Malta 26.59%
  • Sweden 26.41%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in business services in 2017 in EU were:

  • Office associate professionals 5,553,625
  • Office professionals 4,360,163
  • Cleaners and helpers 4,275,786
  • Legal & social professionals 3,743,288
  • Personal service workers 3,408,602

In the period 2016-2030, employment for business services in EU is projected to change by 15.35%

Occupations employed in the sector in business services sector in EU in 2017

Employment share of broad occupations (%) in business services sector in EU (2012-2017)

Employment in business services sector for educational level possessed in EU in 2017 by level of education

Employment in business services sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

Employment in high-tech occupations in business services sector across Member States in 2016