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Trade and jobs

EU companies export to the rest of the world nearly as much as China and more than firms in the US or any other country.

And this gives jobs to 36 million Europeans! 

See how trade supports jobs in your country!


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European Union exports support 36 million jobs in European Union.

This means 1 in 7 jobs in the European Union depends on exports.

Nearly 14 million of these workers are women.

Joining forces benefits all of us! Thanks to the EU Single Market, one fifth of the export-supported jobs are located in a different Member State than the one exporting.d.

European Union exports also support 20 million jobs to countries outside the EU

Exports create opportunities for everyone, both skilled and unskilled workers. These jobs are better paid on average.
Employment by Member States supported by EU exports by skill
High Medium Low
Skills 28 51 21
Exports support jobs in both manufacturing and services.
Employment by EU exports to the rest of the world, by industry
non-metallic & basic metals machinery & transport equipment services others
Sectors 8 15 61 16