The Employment Projections program develops information
about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years
in the future; labor force trends by sex, race or Hispanic
origin, and age; and employment trends by industry and occupation.
In addition to this information, many other items of interest related
to the outlook for jobs are available from this site.
Occupational Employment Databases
The National Employment Matrix database displays data on 2012 and projected 2022 employment and employment change. Users can search by occupation or by industry. For example, data on secretaries and executive assistants can be found across all industries in which they are employed, and data on the construction industry can be displayed by detailed occupation.
The Occupational Projections Data database displays data on 2012 and projected 2022 employment, employment change, job openings, education, training, and wages for each detailed National Employment Matrix occupation. Users can obtain specific data for any occupation in the matrix and compare the results with data on other detailed occupations.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a nationally recognized source of career information. It
describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, wages, and expected job prospects in a wide
range of occupations. Employment in the hundreds of occupations covered in the 2012—2013 Handbook accounts for about
9 out of every 10 jobs in the economy. The occupational information provides valuable assistance to individuals making career decisions about
their future work lives.
The following surveys provide inputs for the BLS projections program.
Current Employment Statistics Survey (CES)
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program is a monthly survey conducted by State Employment Security Agencies (SESA) in cooperation with
the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey provides employment, hours and earnings estimates based on payroll records of business establishments.
The CES survey is the primary source of industry employment totals used in the 2010 national employment matrix.
Current Population Survey (CPS)
The Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly household survey, conducted by the Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
provides a comprehensive body of information on the employment and unemployment experience of the Nation's population, classified by age,
sex, race, and a variety of other characteristics. The BLS projections program uses CPS employment and earnings data for selected occupations
Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (OES)
The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey collects data on occupational employment of wage and salary workers by industry
in nonfarm establishments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the procedures and technical assistance for the survey; State Employment
Security Agencies (SESA) collect the data. The OES survey is the primary source of employment and wage data used in the BLS occupational
State Occupational Projections
Projections Central provides occupational employment projections that are developed for all states. This site allows projected
employment growth for an occupation to be compared among states. It also allows projected employment
growth among occupations to be compared within one state. Contact information for State labor market information offices is available at http://www.bls.gov/bls/ofolist.htm.
In line with the Department of Labor's vision for America's Labor Market Information System, CareerOneStop is a collection of
electronic tools, operating as a federal-state partnership and funded by grants to states. Each tool offers a unique solution
to the overwhelming demands of today's labor market from the perspective of the job seeker, the employer, and the public workforce
community. This powerful suite of tools, includes
America's Career InfoNet and America's Service Locator.
Last Modified Date: January 3, 2014