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The Employment Projections (EP) program develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future.
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Next ReleaseThe 2018-2028 Economic and Employment Projections data are scheduled to be released on September 04, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
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Employment is projected to grow by 11.5 million jobs over the 2016-26
decade. Health care is expected to account for a large share of new
jobs projected through 2026. The Occupational Outlook Handbook
reflects the 2016-26 projections.
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In 2019, the last of the baby boomers will reach age 55 and transition into age groups with much lower labor force participation rates. Due in large part to an aging population, the labor force participation rate for all workers (age 16 and over) is projected to decline to 61.0 percent in 2026. read more »
If you’re looking for an in-demand career, you might want to consider the field of mathematical science, which is projected to gain 50,400 new jobs by 2026. This Beyond the Numbers article takes a detailed look at this field and explores the main reason for this projected growth: business and government use of “big data.” read more »
A look at how BLS defines full employment and how this affects BLS projections. read more »