Regional shifts in employment structure, 2002-2017

18 January 2021

The interactive chart below is based on an analysis of EU Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) data published in the European Jobs Monitor 2019 report, Shifts in the employment structure at regional level. Instructions on how to use and interact with the chart are described in the text below it.


How to read and interact with this chart

This scatterplot compares the employment structure in different EU regions against an implied EU average employment structure, in 2002 and 2017. The analysis covers 130 regions in nine Member States, which account for nearly four-fifths of EU employment.

The x-axis characterises the share of employment in low-paid jobs in each region compared to the EU average. Low-paid jobs are those jobs in the bottom tercile of EU employment, according to a weighted average of hourly wages in the nine Member States covered. The y-axis characterises the share of employment in high-paid jobs in each region compared to the EU average. High-paid jobs are those jobs in the top tercile of EU employment.

Clicking on an individual region marker displays supplementary employment data on that region. Capital city regions are identified by the relevant country initials on the marker. 

Data presented are based on a regional jobs-based analysis of EU-LFS data for 2002–2017. For a full account of the methodological approach used to generate the regional estimates presented here, and for a descriptive analysis of the findings, see Chapter 3 of the European Jobs Monitor report 2019.

Regions are identified at NUTS 2 level, with the exception of Germany and the UK, where EU-LFS data was available only at NUT2 1 level.

In light of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, it should be noted that data published on the Eurofound website may include the 28 EU Member States, as the UK was covered in earlier research. This will be progressively amended to reflect the current composition of the 27 EU Member States.