The Occupational Outlook Handbook Summary
Last Modified Date: December 17, 2015
For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Thursday, December 17, 2015 USDL-15-2393
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THE 2016-17 OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK
The 201617 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) was released today by the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The OOH reflects BLS employment
projections for the 201424 decade. The OOH is one of the nations most widely
used sources of career information. It provides details on hundreds of
occupations and is used by career counselors, students, parents, teachers,
jobseekers, career changers, education and training officials, and researchers.
The OOH is available online at www.bls.gov/ooh.
The 201617 OOH includes 329 occupational profiles covering 576 detailed
occupations, or about 83 percent of total employment in 2014. Each occupational
profile describes: what workers do, where they work, typical education and
training requirements, wages, job outlook, state and area data, and contacts
for more information.
A detailed description about the information included in OOH profiles is available
New in the 201617 OOH
Each occupational profile in the 2016-17 OOH includes a new State and Area Data
tab with links to occupational profiles from the Occupational Employment Statistics
survey. Users can access detailed national, state, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan
employment and wage data for their selected occupation.
The new tab also provides a link to state occupational projections available at
www.projectionscentral.com. State occupational employment projections are developed
for all states by Labor Market Information (LMI) offices. Information on this site
allows users to compare projected occupational employment growth among states or
within one state.
The 201424 Employment Projections
The 10-year projections of industry and occupational employment are revised every 2
years. The Employment Projections news release issued on December 8, 2015, covering
the 201424 projections is available at www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.toc.htm.
More detailed information on the 201424 projections appears in five articles in
the Monthly Labor Review. These articles are available at
A graphic representation of projections highlights appears in the Career Outlook,
available online at www.bls.gov/careeroutlook.
Information about projections methods is available online at
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