Most Requested Tables
2010-20 Occupational Employment Projections
Special purpose files
ftp site contains large, complex data files
for researchers and data developers who wish to conduct their own analyses
or program the data for other purposes.
A description and links to the data files is also available here.
Occupational Employment, Training, and Wages Database
occupations by any of:
- 2010 employment size,
- projected 2010-20 percent or numerical change in employment,
- projected 2010-20 job openings due to growth and replacement needs,
- typical education and training requirements, and
- opportunities for self-employment
National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix Database
Visit our matrix database to search by occupation to see the industries
that had the largest numbers of workers in the occupation in 2010 or in which
employment for that occupation is projected to increase the fastest or increase
the most over the 2010-20 period; or to search by industry
to see which occupations in that industry had the most workers in 2010 and
which will have the fastest growth or largest numerical increase over the
Most Recent Analysis
C. Brett Lockard and Michael Wolf, "Occupational employment projections to 2020,"Monthly Labor
Review, January 2012.
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Other Articles on Occupations
For a brief description, see BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter
Note that the data below do not project future wages.
- Occupational wage data from the establishment-based Occupational Employment
Statistics Survey (OES)
- Occupational earnings data from the household-based Current Population Survey
State Occupational Employment Projections
Occupational employment projections are available for each State and the District of Columbia. These projections are developed by the labor market information section of State Employment Security Agencies.
Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
The O*NET program, which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration, is a leading source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. O*NET is the replacement for the U.S. Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).
Last Modified Date: February 1, 2012