Employment Projections Home Page

The Employment Projections (EP) program develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future.

Notices

  • The CareerInfo app, incorporating EP data, is now available. Read More »

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Fastest Growing Occupations

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Projected Annual Rate of Change in Industry Employment, 2018–28

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Labor Force Share, by Age Group, 1998, 2008, 2018, and Projected 2028

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Projected Percent Change, by Selected Occupational Groups, 2018–28

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Annual Growth Rate of the Population, Labor Force, and Employment, by Decade, 1998 to Projected 2028

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Latest News Release

Employment is projected to grow by 8.4 million jobs from 2018 to 2028

09/04/2019

Employment is projected to grow from 161.0 million to 169.4 million jobs from 2018 to 2028. Healthcare is expected to account for a large share of the new jobs projected through 2028. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) reflects the 2018–28 projections.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Hispanic share of the labor force projected to be 20.9 percent by 2028

From 2018 to 2028, the Hispanic share of the labor force is projected to increase more than that of any other race or ethnic group, increasing from 17.5 percent in 2018 to 20.9 percent in 2028. From 2018 to 2028, the share for Hispanic men is projected to increase from 9.9 percent to 11.7 percent, while the share for Hispanic women is projected to increase from 7.5 percent to 9.2 percent. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Projections overview and highlights, 2018–28

Employment growth is projected to slow during the 2018–28 decade because of slowing population growth and changing demographics. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Safety First! Projected growth in safety inspection occupations 2016–26

A safety inspection can be a valuable tool in the prevention of mishaps in the buildings we live in or work in, the food we eat, and the products we use in our daily lives. There are a number of occupations whose major task is to perform safety inspections in order to help keep our lives safe. read more »