Employment Projections

Industries with the largest wage and salary employment growth and declines

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 2.4 Industries with the Largest Wage and Salary Employment Growth and Declines

Industry Description

Sector

2012 NAICS

Thousands of Jobs

Change

Compound Annual Rate of Change

2014

2024

2014–24

2014–24

Largest Growth

Construction

Construction

23

6,138.4

6,928.8

790.4

1.2

Home health care services

Health care and social assistance

6216

1,262.2

2,022.6

760.4

4.8

Nursing and residential care facilities

Health care and social assistance

623

3,261.0

3,996.7

735.7

2.1

Food services and drinking places

Leisure and hospitality

722

10,717.0

11,375.0

658.0

0.6

Offices of physicians

Health care and social assistance

6211

2,470.2

2,992.9

522.7

1.9

Local government educational services compensation

State and local government

NA

7,791.2

8,217.6

426.4

0.5

Employment services

Professional and business services

5613

3,421.0

3,845.8

424.8

1.2

Computer systems design and related services

Professional and business services

5415

1,777.7

2,186.6

408.9

2.1

Hospitals; private

Health care and social assistance

622

4,784.3

5,179.2

394.9

0.8

Offices of other health practitioners

Health care and social assistance

6213

784.2

1,136.5

352.3

3.8

Outpatient care centers

Health care and social assistance

6214

711.1

1,059.2

348.1

4.1

Management, scientific, and technical consulting services

Professional and business services

5416

1,244.4

1,573.7

329.3

2.4

Wholesale trade

Wholesale trade

42

5,826.0

6,151.4

325.4

0.5

Individual and family services

Health care and social assistance

6241

2,032.5

2,318.8

286.3

1.3

General Merchandise stores

Retail trade

452

3,113.6

3,376.8

263.2

0.8

Retail, except motor vehicle and parts dealers, food and beverage stores, and general merchandise stores

Retail trade

442-444, 446-448, 451, 453-454

7,395.6

7,646.6

251.0

0.3

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools; private

Educational services; private

6112, 6113

1,777.2

1,997.2

220.0

1.2

Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities

Financial activities

523

877.6

1,074.2

196.6

2.0

Offices of dentists

Health care and social assistance

6212

891.1

1,050.9

159.8

1.7

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

Retail trade

441

1,861.3

2,017.2

155.9

0.8

Largest Declines

Postal Service

Federal government

NA

593.0

427.9

-165.1

-3.2

Federal non-defense government compensation

Federal government

NA

1,514.8

1,404.3

-110.5

-0.8

Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers

Information

5111

412.3

309.0

-103.3

-2.8

Wired telecommunications carriers

Information

5171

607.0

509.2

-97.8

-1.7

Federal defense government compensation

Federal government

NA

522.2

440.0

-82.2

-1.7

Printing and related support activities

Manufacturing

323

452.7

371.3

-81.4

-2.0

Apparel, leather, and allied manufacturing

Manufacturing

315, 316

168.5

91.7

-76.8

-5.9

Crop production

Agriculture

111

765.6

699.9

-65.7

-0.9

Plastics product manufacturing

Manufacturing

3261

541.6

478.5

-63.1

-1.2

Textile mills and textile product mills

Manufacturing

313, 314

232.1

174.2

-57.9

-2.8

Other miscellaneous manufacturing

Manufacturing

3399

275.2

219.3

-55.9

-2.2

Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

Utilities

2211

392.1

351.3

-40.8

-1.1

Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing

Manufacturing

3345

388.3

353.1

-35.2

-0.9

Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing

Manufacturing

3344

367.8

332.7

-35.1

-1.0

Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing

Manufacturing

3341

162.8

135.5

-27.3

-1.8

Travel arrangement and reservation services

Professional business services

5615

195.7

168.9

-26.8

-1.5

Aerospace product and parts manufacturing

Manufacturing

3364

488.4

464.1

-24.3

-0.5

Communications equipment manufacturing

Manufacturing

3342

93.5

69.5

-24.0

-2.9

Motor vehicle parts manufacturing

Manufacturing

3363

536.6

514.0

-22.6

-0.4

Federal enterprises except the Postal Service and electric utilities

Federal government

NA

81.1

58.9

-22.2

-3.1

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

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