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For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Thursday, December 17, 2015 USDL-15-2393 Technical information: (202) 691-5700 email@example.com www.bls.gov/ooh Media contact: (202) 691-5902 PressOffice@bls.gov THE 2016-17 OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK The 201617 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) was released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The OOH reflects BLS employment projections for the 201424 decade. The OOH is one of the nations most widely used sources of career information. It provides details on hundreds of occupations and is used by career counselors, students, parents, teachers, jobseekers, career changers, education and training officials, and researchers. The OOH is available online at www.bls.gov/ooh. OOH Profiles The 201617 OOH includes 329 occupational profiles covering 576 detailed occupations, or about 83 percent of total employment in 2014. Each occupational profile describes: what workers do, where they work, typical education and training requirements, wages, job outlook, state and area data, and contacts for more information. A detailed description about the information included in OOH profiles is available at www.bls.gov/ooh/about/occupational-information-included-in-the-ooh.htm. New in the 201617 OOH Each occupational profile in the 2016-17 OOH includes a new State and Area Data tab with links to occupational profiles from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey. Users can access detailed national, state, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan employment and wage data for their selected occupation. The new tab also provides a link to state occupational projections available at www.projectionscentral.com. State occupational employment projections are developed for all states by Labor Market Information (LMI) offices. Information on this site allows users to compare projected occupational employment growth among states or within one state. The 201424 Employment Projections The 10-year projections of industry and occupational employment are revised every 2 years. The Employment Projections news release issued on December 8, 2015, covering the 201424 projections is available at www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.toc.htm. More detailed information on the 201424 projections appears in five articles in the Monthly Labor Review. These articles are available at www.bls.gov/emp/publications.htm. A graphic representation of projections highlights appears in the Career Outlook, available online at www.bls.gov/careeroutlook. Information about projections methods is available online at www.bls.gov/emp/ep_projections_methods.htm. Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.