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

NOTICE The 2016–26 BLS employment projections released on October 24, 2017 contained an error in the projection of self-employed workers for all detailed occupations. Corrections were published January 30, 2018 as detailed in this errata notice.


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Employment Projections

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Occupational Projections Data
2016 and projected 2026 employment, job openings, education, training, and wages
One Screen Data Search for Occupational Projections Data
National Employment Matrix - Occupation
Detailed industries where each occupation is employed
One Screen Data Search for National Employment Matrix Occupation
National Employment Matrix - Industry
Detailed occupations employed in each industry
One Screen Data Search for National Employment Matrix Industry



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2016–26 Projections Analysis

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  • Earnings and unemployment rates by educational attainment, 2016 (PDF)


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Other Useful Links

  • American Community Survey (ACS) — conducted by the Census Bureau, is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about our nation and its people.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis — source of GDP and National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA) information.
  • CareerOneStop — comprehensive source of employment and career resources.
  • Occupational Information Network (O*NETTM) — The O*NET program which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration, is a leading source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) — NAICS is used by government agencies to classify business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
  • Projections Central — State occupational projections developed by the labor market information section of State Employment Security Agencies. Employment projections are available for each State and the District of Columbia.


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For additional information concerning the Employment Projections (EP) program, contact an EP staff member at:

  • Email: Contact us
  • Telephone number: 202-691-5700
  • Fax number: 202-691-5745
  • Mail address:
    Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections
    PSB Suite 2135
    2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
    Washington DC 20212-0001


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