Industries with the most new jobs, 2008-18
December 17, 2009
Projected employment growth during the 2008–18 period is concentrated in the service-providing sector, continuing a long-term shift from the goods-producing sector of the economy.
Three of the 10 detailed industries projected to have the most employment growth are in professional and business services: management, scientific, and technical consulting; computer systems design; and employment services. Altogether, these 3 industries are expected to add 2.1 million jobs.
Four of the top 10 gainers are in health care and social assistance industries. Employment in offices of physicians, home health care, services for the elderly and persons with disabilities, and nursing care facilities is expected to grow by 2.0 million.
From 2008 to 2018, service-providing industries are projected to add 14.6 million jobs, or 96 percent of the increase in total employment.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Industries with the most new jobs, 2008-18 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/ted_20091217.htm (visited December 17, 2014).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.