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ERIC Number: EJ875447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
Getting Started
Sommers, Dixie
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v53 n4 p2-5 Win 2009-2010
If a person is making a decision about education, training, or a career--or if he/she is helping someone else who is making such decisions--he/she needs to know how the labor market is expected to unfold in the future. How many jobs are likely to be available in the career a person wants? How much will they pay? What kind of training will the person needs? Projections and related information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provide the answers to these questions. In a changing economy, these projections help one to glimpse the future--and to plan for it. This article provides a graphic summary of the latest projections, those covering the decade from 2008 to 2018. Total employment is projected to reach 166 million by 2018, reflecting the addition of about 15 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018. Behind this total employment projection are trends and major findings depicted in charts for four areas: (1) occupations; (2) the labor force; (3) industries; and (4) the overall economy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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