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May 1999, Vol. 122, No. 5
The quality of BLS projections: a historical account
Neal H. Rosenthal
Associate Commissioner, Office of Employment Projections, Bureau of
Broad trends in occupational employment have
been projected fairly accurately, but accuracy has not increased over time. This article
discusses the changes in procedures used to develop projections over the past 50 years and
presents data to see if the quality of the projections improved as the projection
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- Occupational employment projections; Erratum, Oct. 1997.
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