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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!




Exports from France to countries outside the EU support 2.8 million jobs in France.

Another 500 thousand French are in jobs linked to exports from other EU countries to countries outside the EU.

This means 12% of jobs in France depend on EU exports.

French exports to countries outside the EU also support over 627 thousand jobs in the rest of the EU.

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
Two thirds 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 others
Sectors 7 13 66 14