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Winter 2005-06 Vol. 49, Number 4

Industry employment


This section shows projected employment change from an industry perspective, showing which industries are projected to gain or lose jobs over the 2004-14 decade. Workers are grouped into an industry according to the type of good produced or service provided by the establishment in which they work. Everyone who works in a hospital, for example, is part of the hospital industry, regardless of his or her job duties. The hospital industry includes not only healthcare workers, such as doctors and nurses, but also hundreds of other workers, such as managers, secretaries, janitors, and accountants.

Like occupational employment projections, industry employment projections are shown in terms of numeric change (change in the total number of jobs) and percent change (the rate of job growth or decline). But unlike employment totals in the occupational charts, employment totals in this section cover only wage-and-salary workers and do not include self-employed or unpaid family workers.

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Last Updated: March 13, 2006