Employment Projections

Employment by major industry sector

This table also can be found in the article, "Industry employment and output projections to 2024," published in the December 2015 Monthly Labor Review.

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Table 2.1 Employment by Major Industry Sector

Industry Sector

Thousands of Jobs

Change

Percent Distribution

Compound Annual Rate of Change

2004

2014

2024

2004–14

2014–24

2004

2014

2024

2004–14

2014–24

Total(1)

144,047.0

150,539.9

160,328.8

6,492.9

9,788.9

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.4

0.6

Nonagriculture wage and salary(2)

132,462.2

139,811.5

149,131.6

7,349.3

9,320.1

92.0

92.9

93.0

0.5

0.6

Goods-producing, excluding agriculture

21,815.3

19,170.5

19,227.0

-2,644.8

56.5

15.1

12.7

12.0

-1.3

0.0

Mining

523.2

843.8

924.0

320.6

80.2

0.4

0.6

0.6

4.9

0.9

Construction

6,976.2

6,138.4

6,928.8

-837.8

790.4

4.8

4.1

4.3

-1.3

1.2

Manufacturing

14,315.9

12,188.3

11,374.2

-2,127.6

-814.1

9.9

8.1

7.1

-1.6

-0.7

Services-providing

110,646.9

120,641.0

129,904.6

9,994.1

9,263.6

76.8

80.1

81.0

0.9

0.7

Utilities

563.8

553.0

505.1

-10.8

-47.9

0.4

0.4

0.3

-0.2

-0.9

Wholesale trade

5,663.0

5,826.0

6,151.4

163.0

325.4

3.9

3.9

3.8

0.3

0.5

Retail trade

15,058.2

15,364.5

16,129.1

306.3

764.6

10.5

10.2

10.1

0.2

0.5

Transportation and warehousing

4,248.6

4,640.3

4,776.9

391.7

136.6

2.9

3.1

3.0

0.9

0.3

Information

3,118.3

2,739.7

2,712.6

-378.6

-27.1

2.2

1.8

1.7

-1.3

-0.1

Financial activities

8,105.1

7,979.5

8,486.7

-125.6

507.2

5.6

5.3

5.3

-0.2

0.6

Professional and business services

16,394.9

19,096.2

20,985.5

2,701.3

1,889.3

11.4

12.7

13.1

1.5

0.9

Educational services; private

2,762.5

3,417.4

3,756.1

654.9

338.7

1.9

2.3

2.3

2.2

0.9

Health care and social assistance

14,429.8

18,057.4

21,852.2

3,627.6

3,794.8

10.0

12.0

13.6

2.3

1.9

Leisure and hospitality

12,493.1

14,710.0

15,651.2

2,216.9

941.2

8.7

9.8

9.8

1.6

0.6

Other services

6,188.3

6,394.0

6,662.0

205.7

268.0

4.3

4.2

4.2

0.3

0.4

Federal government

2,730.0

2,729.0

2,345.6

-1.0

-383.4

1.9

1.8

1.5

0.0

-1.5

State and local government

18,891.3

19,134.0

19,890.1

242.7

756.1

13.1

12.7

12.4

0.1

0.4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting(3)

2,111.3

2,138.3

2,027.7

26.9

-110.5

1.5

1.4

1.3

0.1

-0.5

Agricultural wage and salary

1,149.0

1,384.0

1,307.3

235.0

-76.7

0.8

0.9

0.8

1.9

-0.6

Agricultural self-employed workers

962.3

754.3

720.4

-208.1

-33.8

0.7

0.5

0.4

-2.4

-0.5

Nonagricultural self-employed workers

9,473.6

8,590.2

9,169.5

-883.4

579.3

6.6

5.7

5.7

-1.0

0.7

Footnotes:
1 Employment data for wage and salary workers are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics survey, which counts jobs, whereas self-employed workers, and agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting workers are from the Current Population Survey (household survey), which counts workers.
2 Includes wage and salary data from the Current Employment Statistics survey, except private households, which is from the Current Population Survey. Logging workers are excluded.
3 Includes agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting data from the Current Population Survey, except logging, which is from Current Employment Statistics survey. Government wage and salary workers are excluded.

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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