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Occupational Employment Forecasts

Short-Term Occupational Employment Forecasts anticipate changes in employment and job openings within an occupation over time. They are revised every year to incorporate economic changes that occur across the nation. The data contained in these tables are a good source of information for estimating job opportunities, developing training programs, and gaining an insight into future employment trends.

These forecasts are estimates of occupational employment levels and trends, not exact counts. Events may occur during the two-year period that are impossible to predict. These data are most useful when used in conjunction with other economic data.

The 2017-2019 Short-Term Occupational Employment Forecasts are available for the state in both PDF and Excel format.

Before viewing the occupational forecasts, you may want to read the section entitled Methodology. This section provides an overview of the methodology that was used to prepare forecasts. 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.

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