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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.



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Six of the 10 fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare

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Projected annual rate of change in industry employment, 2019–29

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Labor force share, by age group, 1999, 2009, 2019, and projected 2029

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Projected percent change, by selected occupational group, 2019–29

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Total employment, 1999 to projected 2029

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Latest News Release

Employment is projected to grow by 6.0 million jobs from 2019 to 2029


Employment is projected to grow from 162.8 million to 168.8 million jobs from 2019 to 2029. Healthcare-related occupations are expected to account for a large share of new jobs projected through 2029. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) reflects the 2019-29 projections.


Monthly Labor Review

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Projections overview and highlights, 2019–29

Employment growth is expected to slow, mainly because of an aging population and slower population growth. read more »

The Economics Daily

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5 out of 20 fastest-growing industries from 2019 to 2029 are in healthcare and social assistance

Employment is projected to grow from 162.8 million to 168.8 million over the 2019–29 decade, an increase of 6.0 million jobs. This reflects an annual growth rate of 0.4 percent, slower than the 2009–19 annual growth rate of 1.3 percent. read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs

BLS has many data products that can be used to help individuals with disabilities plan their career paths. This Spotlight on Statistics highlights these products and demonstrates how they can be used to evaluate potential jobs, using two specific occupations as examples. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Inside the decline of sales occupations

This article highlights a few detailed occupations in the sales occupational group, examining the diverse factors influencing their projected employment changes. read more »