Short-term industry forecasts anticipate changes in employment within an industry over a two-year period. They are revised every year to incorporate economic changes that occur across the nation and commonwealth of Pennsylvania. While long-term industry projections can meet the needs of extended economic planning and curriculum development, more timely information is necessary for job seekers, technical training providers, employers and many others to anticipate economic shifts in the coming months.
These forecasts are estimates of employment levels and trends, not exact counts. Events may occur during the two-year forecast period that are impossible to predict. These data are most useful when used in conjunction with other economic data.
The 2016-2018 Short-Term Industry Forecasts are available for the state in both PDF and Excel format.
Before viewing the industry forecasts, you may want to read the section entitled Methodology. This section provides an overview of the methodology that was used to prepare industry forecasts. In addition, a listing of all North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes and titles used in these reports is available from the U.S. Census Bureau.
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