July 03, 2001
Ten occupations are projected to add a total of about 5 million jobs during the decade 1998-2008, nearly one-fourth of overall job growth.
Occupations with the most job growth tend to have a large number of workers already. Six of the 10 occupations—retail salespersons, cashiers, general managers and top executives, truck drivers, general office clerks, and registered nurses—each employed at least 2 million workers in 1998.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Five million new jobs in just ten occupations on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/july/wk1/art02.htm (visited September 18, 2014).
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