Occupational groups and projections, 2004-14

December 13, 2005

Professional and related occupations, business and financial operations occupations, and service occupations are all projected to grow faster than the 13-percent average for all occupations between 2004 and 2014.

Employment change by major occupational group, projected 2004-14 (percent)
[Chart data—TXT]

Professional and related occupations, which is the largest occupational group, is projected to grow by 21.2 percent. The projected growth rate for business and financial operations occupations is 19.1 percent, and the expected rate for service occupations is 19.0 percent.

Production occupations and farming, fishing, and forestry occupations are projected to lose employment over the period.

These projections are from the Employment Projections program. More information on the 2004-14 projections appears in "BLS Releases 2004-14 Employment Projections" (PDF) (TXT), USDL news release 05-2276, and in five articles in the November 2005 issue of the Monthly Labor Review.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Occupational groups and projections, 2004-14 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/dec/wk2/art02.htm (visited July 30, 2014).

OF INTEREST

Spotlight on Statistics: Productivity

This edition of Spotlight on Statistics examines labor productivity trends from 2000 through 2010 for selected industries and sectors within the nonfarm business sector of the U.S. economy.  Read more »