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September 1997, Vol. 120, No. 9
Carolyn M. Veneri
Economist, Office of Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics
This article examines the accuracy of BLS occupational employment projections for 1995. Although too conservative, the BLS employment projections to 1995 correctly foresaw most general occupational trends. BLS correctly projected the direction of employment change for all nine of the major occupation groups. Projected employment was lower than actual in six major groups, but the projected distribution of employment growth among the groups was reasonably accurate.
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