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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, 2019–29

Check out the highlights of the 2019–29 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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Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment, 2017

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Six of the 10 fastest growing occupations are related to healthcare

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Projected annual rate of change in industry employment, 2019–29

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Labor force share, by age group, 1999, 2009, 2019, and projected 2029

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Projected percent change, by selected occupational group, 2019–29

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News Release

Employment is projected to grow by 6.0 million jobs from 2019 to 2029


Employment is projected to grow from 162.8 million to 168.8 million jobs from 2019 to 2029. Healthcare-related occupations are expected to account for a large share of new jobs projected through 2029. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) reflects the 2019-29 projections.

Next Release

The 2020-2030 Economic and Employment Projections data are scheduled to be released on September 8, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.


Beyond the Numbers

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We can manage: employment trends for management occupations

Management occupations are projected to show steady and resilient employment demand over the next 10 years, particularly operations specialty managers. This Beyond the Numbers article gives an overview of the main reasons behind the projected growth and discusses broad trends that are expected to keep managers a key part of the engine of economic growth. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Employment projections in a pandemic environment

This article examines the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019–29 employment projections through two alternate scenarios: a moderate impact scenario and a strong impact scenario. read more »

The Economics Daily

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5 out of 20 fastest-growing industries from 2019 to 2029 are in healthcare and social assistance

Employment is projected to grow from 162.8 million to 168.8 million over the 2019–29 decade, an increase of 6.0 million jobs. This reflects an annual growth rate of 0.4 percent, slower than the 2009–19 annual growth rate of 1.3 percent. 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 »