Employment Projections

The Employment Projections (EP) program develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future.

NOTICE The EP program is implementing a new method for measuring occupational separations that would replace the current method of measuring replacements needs. Information about the change is available at www.bls.gov/emp/ep_separations.htm.

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EP News Releases



EP Tables

Most Requested EP Tables

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EP Databases

Database searches

Database Name Description Data Search

Occupational Projections Data

2012 and projected 2022 employment, job openings, education, training, and wages

One Screen Data Search

National Employment Matrix - Occupation

Detailed industries where each occupation is employed

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National Employment Matrix - Industry

Detailed occupations employed in each industry

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EP Publications

Career Outlook

2012–2022 Projections Analysis

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EP Handouts

These files give a quick overview of the data and analyses available from the Employment Projections program and can be used as handouts:

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does BLS project future labor shortages or surpluses?
  2. How often are the projections updated and where are they published?
  3. What is the time horizon for BLS projections?
  4. Does BLS prepare short-term projections?
  5. What are the fastest growing jobs?

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For additional information concerning the Employment Projections (EP) program, contact an EP staff member at:

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