1998-2008 Occupational Employment Projections
Douglas Braddock, "Occupational employment projections,"Monthly Labor Review, November 1999, pp. 51-77.
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- Table 1. Employment by major occupational group, 1988, 1998, and projected 2008
- Table 2. Employment by occupation, 1998 and projected 2008
- Table 3. Fastest growing occupations, 1998-2008
- Table 4. Occupations with the largest job growth, 1998-2008
- Table 5. Occupations with the largest job decline, 1998-2008
- Table 6. Employment and total job openings, 1998-2008, and 1997 median weekly earnings, by education and training category
The Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) is prepared by the U. S. Employment Service, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor.
The latest version of the DOT is the Revised Fourth Edition (1991). It is available for $50 from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Phone (202) 512-1800. Specify GPO Stock No. 029-013-00094-2 when ordering.
The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed by ETA as the new, automated replacement for the DOT. When it is completed, it will provide a comprehensive database that identifies and describes important information about occupations, worker skills, and training requirements. For more information, contact this program via e-mail at O*NET@doleta.gov.
Compare occupations by any of:
- 1998 employment size,
- projected 1998-2008 percent or numerical change in employment,
- projected 1998-2008 job openings due to growth and net or total replacement needs,
- usual education and training requirements,
- opportunities for self-employment and part-time work, and
- unemployment rate.
For a brief description, see BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 13. Employment Projections, Bulletin 2490, April 1997.
Visit our matrix web site to search by occupation to see the industries that had the largest numbers of workers in the occupation in 1998 or in which employment for that occupation is projected to increase the fastest or increase the most over the 1998-2008 period; or to search by industry to see which occupations in that industry had the most workers in 1998 and which will have the fastest growth or largest numerical increase over the 1998-2008 period.
Occupational employment projections are available for most States.
(NOTE: These are large, complex data files for researchers and data developers who wish to conduct their own analyses or program the data for other purposes. These files reside at our ftp site.)
A description and links to the data files is available at special purpose files.
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