29 September 2009
Post and telecoms were amongst the most changing sectors of the 1990s. Both sectors have now been privatised and opened up to competition following EU liberalisation law. The EU employed about 3.3 million post and telecoms workers in 2006. A large share of them, 83%, was working in the EU-15 and this share has not changed during the last seven years. Report summaries for post and telecommunications are available.
Investing in the future of jobs and skills: Chemicals, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastic products – Sector report
27 September 2009
The chemicals industry is a major contributor to the EU economy in terms of output, value-added, employment, and (net) exports. The sector supplies products to almost all downstream industry sectors and is an important engine for innovation for the wider economy. It plays a key role in facilitating and improving product performance and new applications in various industries.
23 September 2009
The EU employs about 20 million health and social services workers in 2006, the majority of which live in the EU15 countries. The new member states employ 2.3 million health and social services workers. Moreover, the workforce grew much faster in the EU15 than in the new member states. Hence the share of the EU15 in the health and social services workforce grew by 2% between 1995 and 2006. A report summary is available.
22 September 2009
Total employment in the printing, publishing, and recorded media industry in 2006 amounted to 1.91 million jobs, which is equivalent to 0.87% of overall EU employment and 5.54% of EU manufacturing employment. The printing and publishing sector is a fairly important sector in terms for employment for most regions across the EU. Employment is most concentrated in a number of geographical clusters, predominantly located in the west of Germany, France, Belgium and Northern Italy. A report summary is available.
21 September 2009
1.7 million people work in electricty, gas and water. The waste sector has experienced high growth rates over the last decade which were especially policy driven. This report is published as part of a series of forward-looking sector studies on new skills and new jobs. While the main focus of the study is on the future of skills and jobs by 2020, the study is both backward- and forward-looking.
21 September 2009
For the purpose of this study, this report concentrates on the activities of Other personal services (NACE 93/96) and Activities of households as employer of domestic personnel (NACE 95/97). The employment in the EU in the other services industry totals about 14 million jobs. Ninety per cent of the sector’s workforce is to be found in the EU15.