Chemical and pharmaceutical industry
In 2017, 5.6 thousand people, or 0.6% of employed, were working in chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
Since 2010, the number of employed in chemical and pharmaceutical industry has increased by 0.9 thousand. Most of them were employed in the manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations and the manufacture of soap and detergents, cleaning and polishing preparations, perfumes and toilet preparations.
Although the unemployment rate in chemical and pharmaceutical industry is below the national average, significant labour force shortages cannot be observed. At the same time, problems with attracting appropriately qualified specialists, especially chemical products plant and machine operators, physicists and astronomers, may be faced by certain occupational groups in chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
Overall, more than 3,000 new workplaces in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry could be created by 2035, almost half of which will come from the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations. Approximately ¼ of the total growth in chemical and pharmaceutical industry could occur in specialized industry occupations.
In the medium-term, labour force demand will exceed labour force supply among chemical products plant and machine operators, chemical processing plant controllers, chemical and physical science technicians, chemists, and physicists and astronomers.