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Employment Projections

Employment Projections Home Page

The Employment Projections (EP) program develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future.


BLS Occupational Employment Projections, 2020–30

Check out the highlights of the 2020–30 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.

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Top 10 fastest growing occupations, excluding pandemic recovery

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Projected annual rate of change in industry employment, 2020–30

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Labor force share, by age group, 2000, 2010, 2020, and projected 2030

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Projected percent change, by selected occupational group, 2020–30

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Total employment, 2000 to projected 2030

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News Release

Employment is projected to increase by 11.9 million jobs from 2020 to 2030


Employment is projected to grow from 153.5 million to 165.4 million jobs from 2020 to 2030. Pandemic recovery and growth in healthcare-related occupations are expected to account for a large share of projected job growth. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) reflects the 2020-30 projections.


Monthly Labor Review

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Projections overview and highlights, 2020–30

This article presents the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment and output projections for the 2020–30 period. read more »

The Economics Daily

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Employment to grow 7.7 percent from 2020 to 2030; 1.7 percent excluding COVID-19 recovery

Total U.S. employment is projected to grow from 153.5 million to 165.4 million from 2020 to 2030, an increase of 11.9 million jobs, or 7.7 percent. Excluding a projected increase of 9.3 million jobs attributed to the COVID–19 recovery from low base-year employment for 2020 and its associated recession, employment is projected to increase by 1.7 percent. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Artificial intelligence: taking on a bigger role in our future security

Advancements in technology have led to much more advanced security systems that are driven by artificial intelligence. This new technology presents employment opportunities for highly skilled workers, but it also means diminishing opportunities for lower-skilled security workers. read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs

BLS has many data products that can be used to help individuals with disabilities plan their career paths. This Spotlight on Statistics highlights these products and demonstrates how they can be used to evaluate potential jobs, using two specific occupations as examples. read more »