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Winter 2011-12
Vol. 55, Number 4
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Winter 2011-12 Vol. 55, Number 4

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In an uncertain economy, reliable information about tomorrow's labor market can be a valuable tool in career planning. Understanding the future workforce helps you prepare for your place in it.

When choosing among careers—or assisting others who are making such choices—it helps to know a few basics: the types and number of jobs likely to be available, the wages of workers in those occupations, and the typical ways of preparing for them. And that's just to get started. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides this information and more. The 2012–13 Occupational Outlook Handbook describes hundreds of occupations in detail, cataloging data on employment, wages, projections, education, and job duties. And the January 2012 issue of the Monthly Labor Review includes comprehensive descriptions of the data, analysis, and methods BLS uses in the projections.

This special issue of the Occupational Outlook Quarterly offers a graphic summary of the latest projections, those covering the decade from 2010 to 2020.

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