The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released employment projections data about the labor market from 2014 to 2024. Looking at the labor market 10 years in the future yields data and information job seekers can use when choosing a career or determining the education and training needed for job success, according to the BLS initiative.
For example, fast-growing occupations show how the economy is changing. In today’s release, four out of the top five fastest-growing occupations are related to health care. Occupations adding the most new jobs also show there will be many opportunities for employment in retail trade and food services over the next 10 years.
These projections also feed into the most popular publication at BLS, the Occupational Outlook Handbook. To be released next week on Dec. 17, the handbook is a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations. Used by job seekers, students, guidance counselors, employers and many others, the handbook contains information on the number of jobs and growth rates, along with needed education and training, for more than 300 occupations.