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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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Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment, 2017

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Ten Fastest Growing Occupations, Projected 2016–26

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Labor Force Share, by Age Group, 1996, 2006, 2016, and Projected 2026

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Annual Growth Rate of the Population, Labor Force, and Employment, by Decade, 1996 to Projected 2026

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Projected Percent Change in Industry Employment, 2016–26

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Next Release

The 2018-2028 Economic and Employment Projections data are scheduled to be released on September 04, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.

Latest News Release

Employment is projected to grow by 11.5 million from 2016 to 2026, led by health care

10/24/2017

Employment is projected to grow by 11.5 million jobs over the 2016-26 decade. Health care is expected to account for a large share of new jobs projected through 2026. The Occupational Outlook Handbook reflects the 2016-26 projections.
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Publications

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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Big data adds up to opportunities in math careers

If you’re looking for an in-demand career, you might want to consider the field of mathematical science, which is projected to gain 50,400 new jobs by 2026. This Beyond the Numbers article takes a detailed look at this field and explores the main reason for this projected growth: business and government use of “big data.” read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Full employment: an assumption within BLS projections

A look at how BLS defines full employment and how this affects BLS projections. read more »