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February 2004, Vol. 127, No. 2
Employment projections to 2012: concepts and context
Michael W. Horrigan
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
BLS projections are carried out against a background of explicit assumptions and model-based findings that connect the past to the future; the projections form the basis for providing information on entering the job market, changing careers, and choosing appropriate educational and training paths to job success.
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