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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

EU agriculture employs fewer workers

New statistics show that employment in the agricultural sector has fallen by 25% since 2000, with drops ranging from 2.6% fewer jobs in Greece to 55% fewer in Estonia.  The highest job losses were reported in the new member states, where employment fell by an average of 31.3% etween 2000 and 2009. The 'old' member states of the EU-1f fared somewhat better, recording an average decrease in labour input of 16.7%. Portugal and Poland are the exceptions to this rule, recording decreases of 31.6% and 11.3% respectively. Despite the steep falls recorded in the new member states, agricultural labour input in these countries still accounts for just over half (51.7%) of the EU-27 total. Expressed in numbers, the EU-27 average of 25% represents a loss of 3.7 million full-time jobs, from 14.9 million in 2000 to 11.2 million in 2009. But as many farmers and farm workers are only seasonally employed, the number of people working in agriculture has not dropped as much, Eurostat notes.Between 2000 and 2009, real agricultural income per worker in the EU-27 increased by an average of 5%, but national figures ranged from a 140% increase in Latvia to a 28% fall in the Netherlands.

Source:Euractiv