Eurostat have released an interesting forecast about how long a person can expect to be active in the European labour market during his or her life.
The data is measured in years and it’s based on someone who was 15-years-old in 2019. On average, Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes that the expected duration of working life in the European Union was 35.2 years – 3.6 years longer than in 2000.
In individual member states, it ranges from 32 years in Italy to 42 years in Sweden…
In Turkey for example, a 15-year-old can expect a working life of 29.3 years. In Iceland, however, a 15-year-old can expect to work for far longer – 45.8 years in total. Elsewhere, the duration of work is estimated at 42.6 years in Switzerland and 39.8 years in Norway.