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Employment Projections

Employment by major occupational group

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Table 1.1 Employment by major occupational group, 2021 and projected 2031
(Numbers in thousands)

2021 National Employment Matrix title

2021 National Employment Matrix code

Employment, 2021

Employment, 2031

Employment change, 2021–31

Percent employment change, 2021–31

Median annual wage, 2021(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000

158,134.7

166,452.1

8,317.4

5.3

$45,760

Management occupations

11-0000

11,685.3

12,569.2

883.9

7.6

$102,450

Business and financial operations occupations

13-0000

9,987.4

10,702.5

715.1

7.2

$76,570

Computer and mathematical occupations

15-0000

4,951.5

5,716.3

764.8

15.4

$97,540

Architecture and engineering occupations

17-0000

2,562.5

2,653.7

91.3

3.6

$79,840

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19-0000

1,436.0

1,534.7

98.7

6.9

$72,740

Community and social service occupations

21-0000

2,843.2

3,137.8

294.6

10.4

$48,410

Legal occupations

23-0000

1,368.0

1,499.0

131.0

9.6

$82,430

Educational instruction and library occupations

25-0000

9,151.2

9,809.3

658.2

7.2

$57,220

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

27-0000

2,789.1

2,973.7

184.6

6.6

$51,190

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

29-0000

9,228.2

10,023.5

795.3

8.6

$75,040

Healthcare support occupations

31-0000

7,026.0

8,279.7

1,253.8

17.8

$29,880

Protective service occupations

33-0000

3,482.2

3,554.8

72.6

2.1

$46,590

Food preparation and serving related occupations

35-0000

11,761.8

13,081.6

1,319.9

11.2

$28,400

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

37-0000

5,415.0

5,705.8

290.8

5.4

$30,240

Personal care and service occupations

39-0000

3,868.4

4,413.2

544.8

14.1

$29,450

Sales and related occupations

41-0000

14,719.9

14,555.4

-164.5

-1.1

$30,600

Office and administrative support occupations

43-0000

19,587.0

18,706.2

-880.8

-4.5

$38,050

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

45-0000

1,069.6

1,078.0

8.4

0.8

$29,860

Construction and extraction occupations

47-0000

7,026.0

7,278.9

252.9

3.6

$48,210

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

49-0000

6,038.7

6,342.6

304.0

5.0

$47,940

Production occupations

51-0000

8,787.1

8,623.5

-163.6

-1.9

$37,710

Transportation and material moving occupations

53-0000

13,350.7

14,212.6

861.8

6.5

$36,860

Footnotes:
  (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.
Note: Data is unavailable for values denoted with a "—".
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Last Modified Date: September 8, 2022