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January 2012, Vol. 135, No. 1
Overview of projections to 2020
Dixie Sommers and James C. Franklin
Dixie Sommers is Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics. James C. Franklin is Chief of the Division of Industry Employment Projections in the same office. Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slow labor force growth and a gross domestic product growth of 3.0 percent annually are projected to result in a gain of 20.5 million jobs between 2010 and 2020; the fastest job growth is projected for industries and occupations related to healthcare and construction, although the construction industry is not expected to regain all the jobs it lost since its annual average peak employment in 2006.
This issue of the Monthly Labor Review features the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2010–2020 employment projections, providing a detailed picture of the expected size and structure of the U.S. economy in 2020 and the change over the decade. This overview article presents highlights from these projections and summarizes results set forth in the four articles that follow.
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