Gender Inequality

The EU cultural sector is bouncing back from the pandemic. Here's how

The number of people employed in the EU’s cultural sector reached 7.36 million in 2021. Image: Unsplash/ Christina @

Johnny Wood

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Ian Shine

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A graph showing cultural employment changes by country in 2020 and 2021 compared to 2019.
The share of people employed in the cultural sector increased in 14 EU member states last year from 2019. Image: Eurostat.

Share of cultural enterprises in the total number of enterprises in the non-financial business economy, 2019
There were 1.2 million cultural enterprises in the EU in 2019. Image: Eurostat
Cultural employment, 2021
There were 7.36 million people in cultural employment across the EU last year – 3.7% of total employment. Image: Eurostat

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