Workforce and employment


What kind of labour force is there in Sardinia? What human resources are available to a company that chooses to locate on the island?

Of the 621,000 units, according to the latest available data from December 2023, 56% is represented by the male workforce and the remainder by the female workforce. The activity rate averages around 62.5% in the 15-64 age group, which has been rising slightly but steadily since 2017.

In 2023, 56.1% of people in Sardinia are employed. Female employment, which has been recovering slightly since 2015, now stands at around 49.1 %, while the figure for male employment improves slightly (63 % in 2023, +2.3 % compared to the previous figure of 2021, in 2022 we have the same figure as in 2023).

The trend of those employed in services is growing while those employed in industry remain stable. The number of workers employed in services stands at more than 453,000, while in industry it is around 56,700.

The number of employees stands at about 410,000. Enterprises in Sardinia are mainly in the services area, including 28,685 companies in the commercial activities (wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorbikes), professional and scientific activities (16,329), manufacturing activities (7,013), construction (12,751), and accommodation and food service activities (10,983).

The unemployment rate in Sardinia in 2023 is 10.1% (down 1.4% from 2022).

Therefore, there is a large pool of labour to be employed in stable jobs, through the establishment of new production activities, which retrain workers leaving traditional industries or sectors suffering from the current economic crisis. In addition, thanks to the orientation and training courses that the region is pursuing, high added-value professional skills will grow to meet the needs of companies.

Updated on 26/04/2024