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

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Fastest Growing Occupations

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Projected Annual Rate of Change in Industry Employment, 2018–28

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Labor Force Share, by Age Group, 1998, 2008, 2018, and Projected 2028

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Projected Percent Change, by Selected Occupational Groups, 2018–28

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Annual Growth Rate of the Population, Labor Force, and Employment, by Decade, 1998 to Projected 2028

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Latest News Release

Employment is projected to grow by 8.4 million jobs from 2018 to 2028

09/04/2019

Employment is projected to grow from 161.0 million to 169.4 million jobs from 2018 to 2028. Healthcare is expected to account for a large share of the new jobs projected through 2028. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) reflects the 2018–28 projections.
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Publications

Monthly Labor Review

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What’s behind occupational separations?

This article analyzes how workers’ characteristics affect their propensity to exit an occupation. read more »

The Economics Daily

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Labor force participation rate for workers age 75 and older projected to be over 10 percent by 2026

In 2019, the last of the baby boomers will reach age 55 and transition into age groups with much lower labor force participation rates. Due in large part to an aging population, the labor force participation rate for all workers (age 16 and over) is projected to decline to 61.0 percent in 2026. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Safety First! Projected growth in safety inspection occupations 2016–26

A safety inspection can be a valuable tool in the prevention of mishaps in the buildings we live in or work in, the food we eat, and the products we use in our daily lives. There are a number of occupations whose major task is to perform safety inspections in order to help keep our lives safe. read more »