The Employment Projections (EP) program develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future.
Check out the highlights of the 2021–31 projections, including the fastest growing occupations overall, the occupations expected to have the most new jobs, the fastest growing occupations that require a bachelor's degree or more, and the fastest growing occupations that require some postsecondary education. (This video has background music but no spoken words.)
Click the graphic to enlarge chart: Projected Annual Rate of Change in Industry Employment, 2021-31.
Click the graphic to enlarge chart: Labor Force Share, by Age Group, 2001, 2011, 2021, and Projected 2031.
Total employment is projected to grow by 8.3 million jobs from 2021-31. Nearly
one-third of new jobs are projected to be in healthcare and social assistance.
Pandemic recovery is a key driver of projected job growth in some sectors.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook features the 2021-31...
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the U.S. economy to add 8.3 million jobs from 2021 to 2031. Of those, 1.9 million jobs—23.1 percent of all new jobs projected—are expected to be in leisure and hospitality. That is a large projected increase for a sector that made up 8.9 percent of total employment in 2021. This rapid projected growth—the fastest of any sector, at an annual rate of 1.3 percent—results from the recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. read more »
There is little evidence of dramatic trends in occupations considered very vulnerable to artificial intelligence and new kinds of robots according to BLS data and projections. read more »
This Beyond the Numbers article examines the main long-run factors expected to contribute to demand for personal care services employment: increasing demand for personal care and appearance services, a growing customer base, and new and expanded service offerings. read more »