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Where the Jobs Are: U.S. Employment Projections


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations in health care and social assistance are projected to have the fastest job growth with an increase of 5.6 million jobs from 2010 to 2020, followed by professional and business services 3.8 million, and construction at 1.8 million.

Sixty million jobs., Digital ID 496147, New York Public LibraryOccupations that require a master's degree for entry level positions are projected to grow by 21.7 percent from 2010-2020, followed by doctoral or professional degree occupations at 19.9 percent, and associate's degree occupations at 18.0 percent. Education becomes increasingly important in the U.S. labor force, and education pays...

The Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics develops information about the national labor market for 10 years in the future. Employment Projections are the foundation of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, which is designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Employment Projections and the Occupational Outlook Handbook are updated every two years.

Employment Projections 2010-2020 Summary was released on February 01, 2012.

The following are Employment Projections tables 2010-2020

Please note that a career development program, Employment Outlook 2012, will be presented on Wednesday, March 21, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at NYPL's Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL). Lisa Boily of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will discuss the employment outlook and the 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, which is scheduled to be released in late March 2012.

Job Search Central at SIBL has all kinds of career resources to help prepare you for your career. Please visit SIBL online or in person at 188 Madison Avenue at 34th Street.


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