BLS provides projections of occupational employment, occupation within industry employment, occupational separations, and information on education by occupation.
The production of occupational projections is described in detail on the Employment Projections program's methodology page and in the BLS Handbook of Methods. (PDF). Note: BLS adopted a new separations methodology with the 2016–26 projections. Further detail is presented in Occupational Separations Methodology.
Definitions of the occupational data presented by the Employment Projections program are available on our occupational data definitions page.
All occupational tables in a single file (XLSX)
The National Employment Matrix database displays data on 2018 and projected 2028 employment and employment change. Users can search by occupation or by industry. For example, data on secretaries and executive assistants can be found across all industries in which they are employed, and data on the construction industry can be displayed by detailed occupation.
The Occupational Projections Data database displays data on 2018 and projected 2028 employment, employment change, occupational openings, education, training, and wages for each detailed National Employment Matrix occupation. Users can obtain specific data for any occupation in the matrix and compare the results with data on other detailed occupations.
Dubina, Kevin; Morisi, Teri; Rieley, Michael; and Wagoner, Andrea, "Projections Overview and Highlights, 2018–28," Monthly Labor Review, October 2019.
This tool permits searching the National Employment Matrix for all detailed occupational employment in a given industry.
This tool permits searching the National Employment Matrix for all detailed industry employment in a given occupation.
The National Employment Matrix for 2018–28 is an industry-occupation matrix with survey-based data for 2018 and projected data for 2028. The file has 110,575 records.
The National Employment Matrix combines the industry structures used to report estimates from the Current Employment Statistics (CES), the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), and Current Populations Survey (CPS) programs. Data from OES, CES, and CPS used to construct the matrix are coded to the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
The National Employment Matrix occupational structure is based on the structure used by the OES program, which includes detailed occupations from the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system.
National Employment Matrix/SOC occupation equivalents from the American Community Survey (ACS).
National Employment Matrix/SOC occupation equivalents from the Current Population Survey (CPS).
O*NET-SOC equivalents from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Index of job titles and their corresponding Occupational Outlook Handbook profile titles
Last Modified Date: October 7, 2019