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Winter 2003-04 Vol. 47, Number 4

Other BLS publications describing the 2002-12 projections

Other BLS publications describing the 2002-12 projections

This issue of the Quarterly is one of several BLS
publications that include projections data. The
others provide more detail or approach the projections from another point of view.

  • The February 2004 issue of the Monthly Labor Review contains five articles related to the projections. The first article summarizes the 2002-12 projections and is followed by four more detailed articles, each of which includes statistical tables and focuses on one major component: Labor force, economic growth, industry employment, or occupational employment.
  • The 2004-05 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (BLS Bulletin 2570) assesses job prospects for hundreds of occupations or occupational groupings that cover 7 of every 8 jobs in the Nation. For each, it also discusses work activities, working conditions, earnings, and the types of education, training, and personal qualifications people need to enter and succeed in each occupation.
  • The 2004-05 edition of the Career Guide to Industries (BLS Bulletin 2571) presents occupational information from an industry perspective. For 40 major industries, it provides details on employment, working conditions, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings, and job outlook.
  • Occupational Projections and Training Data (BLS Bulletin 2572), the statistical supplement to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, is designed for use in educational planning, career development, and counseling. In addition to statistical tables presenting occupational employment change for the 2002-12 decade, it includes estimates of job openings stemming from the need to replace workers who leave an occupation permanently. It also presents data on recent completions of education and training programs by field of training. The publication ranks nearly 700 occupations by employment growth, annual job openings due to growth, earnings, and replacement and unemployment rates.

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