Employment Projections

Employment by major industry sector

This table also can be found in the article, "Industry employment and output projections to 2022," published in the December 2013 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

2002

2012

2022

2002 - 2012

2012—2022

2002

2012

2022

2002—2012

2012—2022

Total1

142,294.9

145,355.8

160,983.7

3,060.9

15,627.9

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.2

1.0

Nonagriculture wage and salary2

131,028.3

134,427.6

149,751.3

3,399.3

15,323.7

92.1

92.5

93.0

0.3

1.1

Goods-producing, excluding agriculture

22,486.7

18,360.3

19,554.2

-4,126.4

1,193.9

15.8

12.6

12.1

-2.0

0.6

Mining

512.3

800.5

921.7

288.2

121.2

0.4

0.6

0.6

4.6

1.4

Construction

6,715.7

5,640.9

7,263.0

-1,074.8

1,622.1

4.7

3.9

4.5

-1.7

2.6

Manufacturing

15,258.7

11,918.9

11,369.4

-3,339.8

-549.5

10.7

8.2

7.1

-2.4

-0.5

Services-providing

108,541.6

116,067.3

130,197.1

7,525.7

14,129.8

76.3

79.9

80.9

0.7

1.2

Utilities

596.3

554.2

497.8

-42.1

-56.4

0.4

0.4

0.3

-0.7

-1.1

Wholesale trade

5,652.4

5,672.8

6,143.2

20.4

470.4

4.0

3.9

3.8

0.0

0.8

Retail trade

15,025.1

14,875.3

15,966.2

-149.8

1,090.9

10.6

10.2

9.9

-0.1

0.7

Transportation and warehousing

4,223.8

4,414.7

4,742.0

190.9

327.3

3.0

3.0

2.9

0.4

0.7

Information

3,394.6

2,677.6

2,612.4

-717.0

-65.2

2.4

1.8

1.6

-2.3

-0.2

Financial activities

7,847.1

7,786.3

8,537.3

-60.8

751.0

5.5

5.4

5.3

-0.1

0.9

Professional and business services

15,976.2

17,930.2

21,413.0

1,954.0

3,482.8

11.2

12.3

13.3

1.2

1.8

Educational services

2,642.8

3,346.9

4,022.2

704.1

675.3

1.9

2.3

2.5

2.4

1.9

Health care and social assistance

13,555.6

16,971.8

21,965.9

3,416.2

4,994.1

9.5

11.7

13.6

2.3

2.6

Leisure and hospitality

11,986.0

13,745.8

15,035.0

1,759.8

1,289.2

8.4

9.5

9.3

1.4

0.9

Other services

6,129.0

6,174.5

6,823.4

45.5

648.9

4.3

4.2

4.2

0.1

1.0

Federal government

2,766.0

2,814.0

2,406.5

48.0

-407.5

1.9

1.9

1.5

0.2

-1.6

State and local government

18,746.7

19,103.2

20,032.2

356.5

929.0

13.2

13.1

12.4

0.2

0.5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting3

2,245.4

2,112.7

1,889.2

-132.7

-223.5

1.6

1.5

1.2

-0.6

-1.1

Agriculture wage and salary

1,217.4

1,306.9

1,281.8

89.5

-25.1

0.9

0.9

0.8

0.7

-0.2

Agriculture self-employed and unpaid family workers

1,028.0

805.8

607.4

-222.2

-198.4

0.7

0.6

0.4

-2.4

-2.8

Nonagriculture self-employed and unpaid family worker

9,021.2

8,815.5

9,343.2

-205.7

527.7

6.3

6.1

5.8

-0.2

0.6

Footnotes:
1 Employment data for wage and salary workers are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics survey, which counts jobs, whereas self-employed, unpaid family workers, and agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting 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 Populations 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. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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