2010-20 Occupational Employment Projections
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Visit our matrix database to search by occupation to see the industries that had the largest numbers of workers in the occupation in 2010 or in which employment for that occupation is projected to increase the fastest or increase the most over the 2010-20 period; or to search by industry to see which occupations in that industry had the most workers in 2010 and which will have the fastest growth or largest numerical increase over the 2010-20 period.
C. Brett Lockard and Michael Wolf, "Occupational employment projections to 2020,"Monthly Labor
Review, January 2012.
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For a brief description, see BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 13. Employment Projections.
Note that the data below do not project future wages.
Occupational employment projections are available for each State and the District of Columbia. These projections are developed by the labor market information section of State Employment Security Agencies.
The O*NET program, which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration, is a leading source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. O*NET is the replacement for the U.S. Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).
Last Modified Date: February 1, 2012