This issue of the Quarterly
is one of several BLS
publications that include projections data. The
others provide more detail or approach the projections from another
point of view.
- The February 2004 issue of the Monthly Labor Review contains
five articles related to the projections. The first article summarizes
the 2002-12 projections and is followed by four more detailed
articles, each of which includes statistical tables and focuses on one
major component: Labor force, economic growth, industry employment, or
- The 2004-05 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (BLS
Bulletin 2570) assesses job prospects for hundreds of occupations or
occupational groupings that cover 7 of every 8 jobs in the Nation. For
each, it also discusses work activities, working conditions, earnings,
and the types of education, training, and personal qualifications
people need to enter and succeed in each occupation.
- The 2004-05 edition of the Career Guide to Industries (BLS
Bulletin 2571) presents occupational information from an industry
perspective. For 40 major industries, it provides details on
employment, working conditions, occupations in the industry, training
and advancement, earnings, and job outlook.
- Occupational Projections and Training Data (BLS Bulletin
2572), the statistical supplement to the Occupational Outlook Handbook,
is designed for use in educational planning, career development, and
counseling. In addition to statistical tables presenting occupational
employment change for the 2002-12 decade, it includes estimates of job
openings stemming from the need to replace workers who leave an
occupation permanently. It also presents data on recent completions of
education and training programs by field of training. The publication
ranks nearly 700 occupations by employment growth, annual job openings
due to growth, earnings, and replacement and unemployment rates.
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