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Employment Projections
Bureau of Labor Statistics > Employment Projections > Data > Occupational Employment

Occupational Employment Projections Data

BLS provides projections of employment by industry and occupation, as well as projections of occupational separations.

Methodology and Definitions

The production of occupational projections is described in detail on the Employment Projections program's methodology page and in the BLS Handbook of Methods. 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 data definitions page.

Data Tables

All occupational tables in a single file (XLSX)

Occupational Employment Databases

The National Employment Matrix database displays data on base- and projected-year 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 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.

Most Recent Analysis

Overview articles from the Monthly Labor Review dating from 2005 to the present can be found on the Projections Overviews page.

Other Occupational Analysis

Data for Researchers

National Employment Matrix for 2022 and projected 2032

Directories and Crosswalks

  • Industry employment directory (XLSX)
    The National Employment Matrix combines the industry structures used to report estimates from the Current Employment Statistics (CES), the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS), and Current Population Survey (CPS) programs. Data from OEWS, CES, and CPS used to construct the matrix are coded to the 2022 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
  • Occupational employment directory (XLSX)
    The occupational structure of the Matrix is based on the structure used by the OEWS program, which is currently using the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system.More information about the Standard Occupational Classification system is available at: More information about how the OEWS program classifies occupations is available at:
  • National Employment Matrix/SOC to ACS Crosswalk (XLSX)
    National Employment Matrix/SOC occupation equivalents from the American Community Survey (ACS).
  • National Employment Matrix/SOC to CPS Crosswalk (XLSX)
    National Employment Matrix/SOC occupation equivalents from the Current Population Survey (CPS).
  • O*NET-SOC to National Employment Matrix/Occupational Outlook Handbook Crosswalk (XLSX)
    National Employment Matrix and Occupational Outlook Handbook equivalents from O*NET-SOC 2019 Taxonomy.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook A-Z Index (XLSX)
    Index of job titles and their corresponding Occupational Outlook Handbook profile titles.

Contact Us

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  • Via telephone at 202-691-5700.
  • Via mail to: Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Suite 2135, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington DC 20212-0001.

Last Modified Date: January 26, 2024