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

In 2017, the share of manufacturing in total EU employment was 15.40%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of manufacturing in EU changed by 4.31%.

The countries with highest employment share of manufacturing in 2017 were:

  • Czechia 27.81%
  • Slovenia 25.19%
  • Slovakia 24.64%
  • Hungary 22.41%
  • Poland 20.82%

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

  • Metal & machinery workers 4,873,485
  • Machine & plant operators 4,287,025
  • Science & engineering technicians 3,267,025
  • Other manufacturing workers 3,073,179
  • Technical labourers 2,012,984

In the period 2016-2030, employment for manufacturing in EU is projected to change by -1.98%

Occupations employed in the sector in manufacturing sector in EU in 2017

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

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

Employment in manufacturing sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

Employment in high-tech occupations in manufacturing sector across Member States in 2016