Occupational Projections: Summary of Evaluations

Projecting growth or decline correctly
Projections set Percent correct

2008–18

78%

2006–16

78%

2004–14

82%

2002–12

84%
Projected average growth rate versus actual average growth rate
Projections set Projected Actual

2008–18

10% 7%

2006–16

10% 4%

2004–14

13% 3%

2002–12

15% 1%
Percent of occupations accurately projected to grow faster than average
Projections set Percentage

2008–18

52%

2006–16

57%

2004–14

58%

2002–12

57%
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Last Modified Date: March 16, 2020