Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

The 2019–29 projections do not include impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and response efforts. BLS is developing alternate scenarios for the 2019–29 projections that encompass possible impacts from the pandemic.

Comparison of these alternate scenarios with the baseline projections released here will demonstrate how changes in consumer behavior caused by the pandemic may alter the projections for detailed occupations and industries. An analysis of these scenarios will be released in a Monthly Labor Review article later in 2020.