The Employment Projections (EP) program develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future.

NOTICE The EP program is implementing a new method for measuring occupational separations that would replace the current method of measuring replacements needs. Information about the change is available at

EP News Releases


EP Tables


EP Databases

Database searches

Database Name Description Data Search

Occupational Projections Data

2012 and projected 2022 employment, job openings, education, training, and wages

One Screen Data Search

National Employment Matrix - Occupation

Detailed industries where each occupation is employed

One Screen Data Search

National Employment Matrix - Industry

Detailed occupations employed in each industry

One Screen Data Search

EP Publications

Career Outlook

2012–2022 Projections Analysis

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EP Handouts

These files give a quick overview of the data and analyses available from the Employment Projections program and can be used as handouts:

  • Employment projections, 2012–22 (PDF)
  • The OOH and occupational employment projections, 2012–22 (PDF)
  • Career Outlook (PDF)


Frequently Asked Questions


Other BLS Information

Other Useful Links

  • CareerOneStop — comprehensive source of employment and career resources.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis—source of GDP and National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA) information.
  • Projections Central — State occupational projections developed by the labor market information section of State Employment Security Agencies. Employment projections are available for each State and the District of Columbia.
  • Occupational Information System (O*NETTM)—The O*NET program which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration, is a leading source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. O*NET is the replacement for the U.S. Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)—NAICS is used by government agencies to classify business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.


Contact Us


For additional information concerning the Employment Projections (EP) program, contact an EP staff member at:

  • Email: Contact us
  • Telephone number: 202-691-5700
  • Fax number: 202-691-5745
  • Mail address:
    Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections
    PSB Suite 2135
    2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
    Washington DC 20212-0001


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