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Trade and jobs

EU is the biggest exporter and importer of goods and services worldwide. And this gives jobs to 38 million Europeans!

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French extra-EU exports support 3.4 million jobs in France.

Another 573 thousand French workers are in jobs linked to exports from other EU countries to the world.

This means 14% of jobs in France depend on extra-EU exports.

French extra-EU exports also support over 658 thousand jobs in EU countries.

In France, most people in export-related jobs are medium-skilled workers.
Employment by Member States supported by EU exports by skill
High Medium Low
Skills 35 46 19
66% of export-related jobs in France are in services.
Employment by EU exports to the rest of the world, by industry
non-metallic & basic metals machinery & transport equipment services other
Sectors 7 12 66 15