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Occupational Projections

This publication presents occupational employment projections. These long-term projections should be used primarily as a reference tool for career guidance, job search assistance and training program planning by Workforce Development Boards, Economic Developers, Program Planners, PA CareerLink® sites, educators and career counselors. This information is also utilized in the Pennsylvania Career Guide and High Priority Occupations lists. All data in this publication were prepared by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Center for Workforce Information & Analysis (CWIA).

Before viewing the occupational projections, you may want to read the Projections Methodology. This document provides an overview of the methodology used to prepare industry and occupational projections. In addition, a listing of all Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes and titles used in these reports is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupational projections are available for the state, 22 Workforce Development Areas and 14 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (as defined by the 2000 Census). Please click on the links listed below to select your geographical area of interest.

Utilize the Occupational Projections Dashboard for an interactive approach to projections beyond our standard reports below. The occupational projections dashboard can be used to:

  • Produce Local Area to State Comparisons
  • Create Geographical or Occupational Groupings of Interest
  • Align Wage Data with Occupations
  • Export Excel Files for Further Review
  • Design Custom Reports and Charts

Statewide Data

Metropolitan Statistical Area Data

Workforce Development Area Data

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