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Employment Projections

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.



BLS Occupational Employment Projections, 2022–32

Check out the highlights of the 2022–32 projections, including the fastest growing occupations overall, the occupations expected to have the most new jobs, the fastest growing occupations that require a bachelor's degree or more, and the fastest growing occupations that require some postsecondary education. (This video has background music but no spoken words.)

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Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment, 2021

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Top 10 fastest growing occupations

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Projected annual rate of change in industry employment, 2022–32

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Labor force share, by age group, 2002, 2012, 2022, and projected 2032

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Projected percent change, by selected occupational group, 2022–32

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News Release

Total employment is projected to increase almost 4.7 million from 2022 to 2032


Total employment is projected to grow by almost 4.7 million from 2022 to 2032. This growth is driven primarily by growth in the health care and social assistance sector. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) now features the 2022-32 projections.


Monthly Labor Review

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Occupational projections overview, 2021–31

This article presents the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment and output projections for the 2021–31 period. read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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A Look at Projected Employment in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, 2021‒31

This Spotlight on Statistics examines employment in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector and the projected employment growth for the 2021–31 decade for some of its detailed industries and top-employing occupations. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Charging into the future: the transition to electric vehicles

This Beyond the Numbers article examines the main factors expected to contribute to growth in the electric vehicle market and identifies some occupations that are expected to play a role in the design and development of electric vehicles, in the manufacturing of the batteries that power them, and in the installation and maintenance of the infrastructure needed to charge them. read more »

The Economics Daily

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Leisure and hospitality projected to mostly recover pandemic-driven employment losses

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the U.S. economy to add 8.3 million jobs from 2021 to 2031. Of those, 1.9 million jobs—23.1 percent of all new jobs projected—are expected to be in leisure and hospitality. That is a large projected increase for a sector that made up 8.9 percent of total employment in 2021. This rapid projected growth—the fastest of any sector, at an annual rate of 1.3 percent—results from the recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. read more »