Future employment growth (in %) in public sector & defence sector across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2017, the share of public sector & defence in total EU employment was 6.76%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of public sector & defence in EU changed by 2.7%.

The countries with highest employment share of public sector & defence in 2017 were:

  • Hungary 9.89%
  • Luxembourg 9.10%
  • France 8.95%
  • Slovakia 8.86%
  • Greece 8.81%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in public sector & defence in 2017 in EU were:

  • Office associate professionals 3,036,351
  • Protection workers 1,771,644
  • Office clerks 1,265,740
  • Office professionals 1,246,614
  • 0 1,202,129

In the period 2016-2030, employment for public sector & defence in EU is projected to change by -4.08%

Occupations employed in the sector in public sector & defence sector in EU in 2017

Employment share of broad occupations (%) in public sector & defence sector in EU (2012-2017)

Employment in public sector & defence sector for educational level possessed in EU in 2017 by level of education

Employment in public sector & defence sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

Employment in high-tech occupations in public sector & defence sector across Member States in 2016