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New and emerging occupations at the start of the 21st century

January 05, 2005

In 2001, most new and emerging (N&E) occupations were in establishments with fewer than 100 employees, while the largest establishments accounted for the smallest percentage of N&E occupations.

Percent distribution of employment in new and emerging occupations, by establishment size, 2001
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No single industry dominated in the creation and growth of new and emerging occupations; more than one-half were distributed among human services, transportation, communications, business and personal services, and a wide variety of wholesale and retail trade activities.

Some of the N&E occupations reported in 2001 included:

These data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program. To learn more, see "New and emerging occupations," by Jerome Pikulinski in the December 2004 Monthly Labor Review.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, New and emerging occupations at the start of the 21st century on the Internet at (visited September 22, 2014).


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