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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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Next ReleaseThe 2018-2028 Economic and Employment Projections data are scheduled to be released on September 04, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
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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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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 »
A look at how BLS defines full employment and how this affects BLS projections. read more »
After peaking at 67.1 percent in 2000, the overall labor force participation rate is projected to decline to 61.0 percent in 2026. read more »