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January 2012

Overview of projections to 2020

Dixie Sommers, James C. Franklin

Slow labor force growth and a gross domestic product growth of 3.0 percent annually are projected to result in a gain of 20.5 million jobs between 2010 and 2020; the fastest job growth is projected for industries and occupations related to healthcare and construction, although the construction industry is not expected to regain all the jobs it lost since its annual average peak employment in 2006.

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