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Data Snapshot: Employment Projections 2014–24

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

This morning, we released employment projections data about the labor market from 2014 to 2024. Looking at the labor market 10 years in the future lets us provide data users with information they can use when choosing a career or determining the education and training needed for job success.

For example, fast-growing occupations show how the economy is changing. In today’s release, four out of the top five fastest-growing occupations are related to healthcare. Occupations adding the most new jobs also show there will be many opportunities for employment in healthcare, retail trade, and food services over the next 10 years.

These projections also feed into our most popular publication here at BLS, the Occupational Outlook Handbook. To be released next week on December 17, the handbook is a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations. Used by jobseekers, students, guidance counselors, employers, and many others, the handbook contains information on the number of jobs and growth rates, along with needed education and training, for more than 300 occupations.

To help you visualize these new numbers, check out the video! It will give you a snapshot of the data highlights from the release.