To assist users of BLS employment projections in evaluating and understanding the sources of growth and decline for individual industries or occupations, a detailed analysis of the factors entering the projection process has been carried out. This factor analyses covers the period 2010-20. In addition, an occupational table is provided for 2010-20, covering wage and salary jobs only.
All of the tables contain employment percent changes caused by substituting a factor for the later year in place of the earlier year factor including residual interactions among factors. In other words, each individual column answers the question "How much would employment have changed if only this one factor had changed over the period under examination?"
These files are available at our FTP site.
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Factor analysis files
All files are located in the FTP.
The file called FA_DESCRIPTION explains the derivation and uses of factor analysis using the occupational analysis as the example.
Last Modified Date: February 01, 2012