Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Employment Projections

Employment by major industry sector

Other available formats: (XLSX)

Table 2.1 Employment by major industry sector
(Employment in thousands of jobs)

Industry Sector

Employment, 2010

Employment, 2020

Employment, 2030

Employment change,

2010–20

Employment change,

2020–30

Percent distribution, 2010

Percent distribution, 2020

Percent distribution, 2030

Compound annual rate of change, 2010–20

Compound annual rate of change, 2020–30

Total(1)

141,926.7

153,533.8

165,413.7

11,607.1

11,879.9

100.0

100.0

100.0

0.8

0.7

Nonagriculture wage and salary(2)

130,964.0

142,795.2

154,693.1

11,831.2

11,897.9

92.3

93.0

93.5

0.9

0.8

Goods-producing, excluding agriculture

17,702.2

20,021.6

20,578.5

2,319.4

556.9

12.5

13.0

12.4

1.2

0.3

Mining

654.8

573.1

671.3

-81.7

98.2

0.5

0.4

0.4

-1.3

1.6

Construction

5,518.3

7,269.4

7,584.4

1,751.1

315.0

3.9

4.7

4.6

2.8

0.4

Manufacturing

11,529.1

12,179.1

12,322.8

650.0

143.7

8.1

7.9

7.4

0.5

0.1

Services-providing, excluding special industries

113,261.8

122,773.6

134,114.6

9,511.8

11,341.0

79.8

80.0

81.1

0.8

0.9

Utilities

552.8

541.9

502.9

-10.9

-39.0

0.4

0.4

0.3

-0.2

-0.7

Wholesale trade

5,386.6

5,639.8

5,780.8

253.2

141.0

3.8

3.7

3.5

0.5

0.2

Retail trade

14,446.3

14,853.1

14,266.3

406.8

-586.8

10.2

9.7

8.6

0.3

-0.4

Transportation and warehousing

4,179.2

5,555.1

6,189.2

1,375.9

634.1

2.9

3.6

3.7

2.9

1.1

Information

2,707.2

2,694.4

2,977.2

-12.8

282.8

1.9

1.8

1.8

0.0

1.0

Financial activities

7,694.8

8,723.7

9,027.1

1,028.9

303.4

5.4

5.7

5.5

1.3

0.3

Professional and business services

16,782.9

20,245.7

22,265.6

3,462.8

2,019.9

11.8

13.2

13.5

1.9

1.0

Educational services

3,155.1

3,459.4

3,983.6

304.3

524.2

2.2

2.3

2.4

0.9

1.4

Health care and social assistance

16,820.0

19,776.2

23,092.6

2,956.2

3,316.4

11.9

12.9

14.0

1.6

1.6

Leisure and hospitality

13,048.7

13,326.7

16,566.3

278.0

3,239.6

9.2

8.7

10.0

0.2

2.2

Other services

5,997.7

6,048.8

6,804.9

51.1

756.1

4.2

3.9

4.1

0.1

1.2

Federal government

2,977.0

2,929.0

2,860.9

-48.0

-68.1

2.1

1.9

1.7

-0.2

-0.2

State and local government

19,513.5

18,979.8

19,797.1

-533.7

817.3

13.7

12.4

12.0

-0.3

0.4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting(3)

2,102.9

2,241.3

2,296.3

138.4

55.0

1.5

1.5

1.4

0.6

0.2

Agriculture wage and salary

1,282.3

1,500.8

1,579.1

218.5

78.3

0.9

1.0

1.0

1.6

0.5

Agriculture self-employed

820.6

740.5

717.3

-80.1

-23.2

0.6

0.5

0.4

-1.0

-0.3

Nonagriculture self-employed

8,859.8

8,497.3

8,424.3

-362.5

-73.0

6.2

5.5

5.1

-0.4

-0.1

Footnotes:
(1) Employment data for wage and salary workers are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics survey, which counts jobs, whereas self-employed and agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting are from the Current Population Survey (household survey), which counts workers.
(2) Includes wage and salary data from the Current Employment Statistics survey, except private households, which is from the Current Populations Survey. Logging workers are excluded.
(3) Includes agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting data from the Current Population Survey, except logging, which is from Current Employment Statistics survey. Government wage and salary workers are excluded.
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Last Modified Date: September 8, 2021