ICT Industry Analysis


 

PREDICT 2013 REPORT

ICT sector employment and labor productivity - PROD

 

Figure 1–4-a: ICT sector employment share of total employment. European Union (2006-2010)   Figure 1–4-b: ICT sector employment and total employment annual growth rates. European Union (2006-2010)

 

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

The ICT sector share of total EU employment (2.7%) is lower than that of VA and has remained fairly stable. However, ICT sector employment is more volatile than the total.

 
Figure 1–5-a: Distribution of employment shares for ICT manufacturing and ICT services. European Union (2006-2010)   Figure 1–5-b: Annual growth rates of ICT manufacturing and ICT services employment. European Union (2006-2010)

 

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

Employment on EU ICT service sectors gained weight along the period and did not suffer the adverse effect of the economic crisis to the same extent as ICT manufacturing employment.

 

Figure 1–6: ICT sector employment share on total employment and comparison with non-ICT economic activities. European Union (2006-2010)

a) Manufacturing
 
b) Services

 


Note: Agriculture, forestry and fishing; mining and quarrying; electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply; water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities; and construction are not included in either manufacturing or services industries.
Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS.        

Employment in ICT manufacturing sectors represents around 0.5% of total employment. Of the sectors with close relation with ICT/R&D, Wholesale and retail trade, repair or motor vehicles and motorcycles (14.48%) and Human health and social work activities (9.81%) present the highest shares.

 

ICT Sector labour productivity

Figure 1–7-a: ICT labour productivity. European Union (thousand constant [base year 2005] EUR per person, 2006-2010)   Figure 1–7-b: ICT labour productivity and total productivity annual real growth rates. European Union (2006-2010)

 

Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

Labour productivity in the ICT sector was, in 2010, 50% higher than the total. It experienced a more severe contraction than the total in the onset of the crisis but recovered its strength in 2010.

 

Figure 1–8-a: ICT labour productivity. Manufacturing and services. European Union (thousand constant [base year 2005] EUR per person; 2006-2010)   Figure 1–8-b: ICT labour productivity annual real growth rates. Manufacturing and services. European Union (2006-2010)

 


Source: Eurostat, elaborated by Ivie and JRC-IPTS

Labour productivity is higher in the ICT services sector than in ICT manufacturing and presented a less cyclical pattern.

 

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