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Internet Links for State and Local Employment Projections

Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Workforce Investment

Employment projections are the most frequently-requested type of workforce statistic other than the unemployment rate.  Projections are used for career counseling; to plan employment, education and training programs; for economic development and other state or regional planning; and as supporting documentation to apply for Federal grants, among many other purposes.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) provides primary financing for state and local employment projections.  ETA requires the states to produce both long-term and short-term projections, but the states are not required to publish the short-term projections (which may be available upon request from the state).  The states vary in the level of industry or occupational detail provided, how localities are defined, and the electronic formats used to present projections (e.g., Web view, pdf, MS Excel, etc.). 

Using this resource.  

Summary statisticsAll states publish statewide long-term (usually 10 year) industry and occupational projections, and the vast majority of these also publish local projections.  More than three-fifths of the states publish short-term (usually 2 year) industry and occupational projections, but no more than a fourth publish local short-term projections.

States that publish projections*

Long-term INDUSTRY

Short-term INDUSTRY

Long-term OCCUPATIONAL

Short-term OCCUPATIONAL

State

Local

State

Local

State

Local

State

Local

Number of states

52

38

33

12

52

45

34

13

Percentage of all states

100%

73%

63%

23%

100%

87%

65%

25%

"States" as defined here include the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and thus total 52.


State employment projections program.  

 

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