More than 8 million Europeans work in the cultural sector
Companies that produce cultural goods and services make a strong contribution to the revitalization of the economy. Cultural and creative sectors account for up to 4,5% of GDP and between 7 and 8,5 million jobs within the EU, according to the 2010 European Competitiveness Report and other sources.
"A number of studies have confirmed the economic importance of these sectors, which, in a Europe hit hard by economic recession, are recording above-average growth" highlighted MEP Marie-Thérèse Sanchez-Schmid who authored a recently released report about the issue, titled "Promoting the European cultural and creative sectors as sources of economic growth and jobs" (August 20, 2013).
Read more at: Commission launches strategy to boost growth and jobs in cultural and creative sectors, September 26, 2012