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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
This brief on jobs and growth of the bioeconomy 2009-2015 is one out of a series of Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre briefs which intend to provide independent evidence for EU policy in this field. The following are the key results: 1. In 2015 the bioeconomy generated 4.2% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the EU2 and employed 8.2% of the labour force 2. Concomitant growth in value added and reduction in number of people employed resulted in apparent labour productivity gains over the period 2009 – 2015 3. Each bioeconomy sector follows its own dynamics, which can also differ from one EU Member State to another