6th March 2017

Eurostat: Czech artists, writers less likely than other workers to have only one job | 65% of lower secondary school pupils learn 2 or more foreign languages

Between 2011 and 2015 the number of people working in the area of culture grew steadily, with 410 000 more cultural jobs (+7%) in the EU in 2015 than in 2011. In 2015, nearly 6.5 million people were employed in the cultural sector in the European Union (EU). This sector accounted for almost 3% of the total number of persons employed, recent Eurostat data show.

Almost 2 million of those employed were artists and writers, of whom nearly half (49%) were self-employed. This is a much higher share of self-employed than that reported for total employment (15%). 

As for the percentage of employed people with only one job, EU-wide, 96 % of employed people held one job in 2015, while the figure was 90 % for artists and writers. With notable exceptions in the Czech Republic, Greece and Romania, artists and writers were less likely than other workers to have only one job. The biggest differences were recorded in Estonia (where only 81 % of artists and writers had only one job, against 95 % in the whole workforce), France (83 %, by comparison with 96 %) and Latvia (82 % versus 95 %).


Also, according to Eurostat, 65% of Czech pupils at lower secondary level learn two or more fopreign languages.


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