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Employment Projections

Industries with the largest wage and salary employment growth and declines

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Table 2.4 Industries with the Largest Wage and Salary Employment Growth and Declines

Industry Description

Sector

2017 NAICS

Thousands of Jobs

Change

Compound Annual Rate of Change

2019

2029

2019 - 2029

2019 - 2029

Largest Growth

Individual and family services

Health care and social assistance

6241

2611.3

3663.9

1052.6

3.4

Food services and drinking places

Leisure and hospitality

722

12064.7

12941.5

876.8

0.7

Computer systems design and related services

Professional and business services

5415

2202.2

2776.7

574.5

2.3

Home health care services

Health care and social assistance

6216

1527.4

1983.4

456.0

2.6

Nursing and residential care facilities

Health care and social assistance

623

3379.3

3734.4

355.1

1.0

Management, scientific, and technical consulting services

Professional and business services

5416

1531.1

1865.3

334.2

2.0

Offices of physicians

Health care and social assistance

6211

2672.0

2978.9

306.9

1.1

Construction

Construction

23

7492.2

7792.4

300.2

0.4

Outpatient care centers

Health care and social assistance

6214

963.0

1239.6

276.6

2.6

Hospitals

Health care and social assistance

622

5198.7

5454.3

255.6

0.5

Offices of other health practitioners

Health care and social assistance

6213

968.8

1207.8

239.0

2.2

Local government, other compensation

State and local government

NA

4254.4

4462.6

208.2

0.5

Other educational services

Educational services

6114-7

816.9

992.0

175.1

2.0

Other amusement and recreation industries

Leisure and hospitality

7139

1403.9

1570.6

166.7

1.1

Elementary and secondary schools

Educational services

6111

1106.5

1254.6

148.1

1.3

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

Educational services

6112, 6113

1841.1

1983.4

142.3

0.7

Management of companies and enterprises

Professional and business services

55

2427.4

2558.5

131.1

0.5

Business support services

Professional and business services

5614

877.6

1006.0

128.4

1.4

Couriers and messengers

Transportation and Warehousing

492

815.8

942.1

126.3

1.4

Support activities for mining

Mining

213

343.1

454.2

111.1

2.8

Largest Declines

All other retail

Retail trade

442-4, 446-8, 451, 453-4

7488.5

7278.0

-210.5

-0.3

General Merchandise stores

Retail trade

452

3043.3

2927.4

-115.9

-0.4

Wholesale trade

Wholesale trade

42

5903.4

5801.3

-102.1

-0.2

Wired telecommunications carriers

Information

5171

519.5

419.3

-100.2

-2.1

Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers

Information

5111

298.5

199.3

-99.2

-4.0

Postal Service

Federal government

491

607.3

519.1

-88.2

-1.6

Printing and related support activities

Manufacturing

323

424.6

342.3

-82.3

-2.1

Federal non-defense government compensation

Federal government

NA

1598.0

1517.3

-80.8

-0.5

Travel arrangement and reservation services

Professional and business services

5615

219.5

153.5

-66.0

-3.5

Food and beverage stores

Retail trade

445

3077.6

3012.2

-65.4

-0.2

Cement and concrete product manufacturing

Manufacturing

3273

199.0

141.9

-57.1

-3.3

Plastics product manufacturing

Manufacturing

3261

599.1

549.3

-49.8

-0.9

Consumer goods rental and general rental centers

Financial activities

5322, 5323

176.9

131.7

-45.2

-2.9

Other fabricated metal product manufacturing

Manufacturing

3329

281.6

237.4

-44.2

-1.7

Apparel, leather and allied product manufacturing

Manufacturing

315, 316

137.7

94.2

-43.5

-3.7

Animal production

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

112

443.1

409.3

-33.8

-0.8

Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

Utilities

2211

385.5

352.0

-33.5

-0.9

State government, other compensation

State and local government

NA

1824.7

1794.9

-29.8

-0.2

Private households

Other services

814

820.8

792.4

-28.3

-0.4

Communications equipment manufacturing

Manufacturing

3342

83.5

58.0

-25.5

-3.6

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Last Modified Date: September 1, 2020