Circular Jobs Monitor

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To tap into the potential of the circular economy for the labour market, we need evidence on what these jobs look like, as well as the magnitude of this potential: which jobs are part of the circular economy? which jobs will the circular economy bring? which will disappear? how many jobs will be affected? will these be good jobs?

The circular jobs monitor is an online tool that gathers, displays, and keeps track of the number and range of jobs that are part of the circular economy.

The monitor is based on the 7 Key Elements of the Circular Economy framework. It uses this framework to understand employment in the circular economy and map data on the scale and nature of the circular jobs that currently exist per territory.

Find out more about the methodology used for the circular jobs monitor >

How to interpret the data

The monitor is the first iteration of its kind and a work in progress. Its goal is to provide a baseline analysis of employment in the circular economy and improve our understanding of the labour market as it relates to circularity. The monitor provides a high-level overview of the jobs involved in CE activities, based on macro-economic data broken down by sector. In this way, the monitor provides an approximation of the number of circular jobs and aims to provide an indication of circular activity, as represented through employment.

Insights like these will support policy makers, civil society, and employment organisations in designing evidence-based strategies for both promoting the circular economy and decent work.


The monitor currently provides data for several countries in Northern Europe, and we are looking to expand it to other territories within Europe and across the globe, with the goal of achieving complete global coverage. In the future, we will also incorporate time series so as to monitor evolutions in the labour market over time.

We are always looking for partners to collaborate with on growing this tool. To expand the monitor to other countries and regions we require both financial support and access to employment data.

There are also other ways to collaborate with us and we value all contributions. Get in touch today to explore adding a new region or country to the monitor or other opportunities for collaboration.

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