U.S. employment growth 2018-2028, by industry

This statistic shows the projected change in wage and salary employment from 2018 to 2028 in the United States by major industry. By the year 2028, the number of employees working in health care and social assistance will have increased by about 3.4 million.

Projected change in employment in the United States from 2018 to 2028, by major industry

Major industryChange in employment in thousands
Health care and social assistance 3,396.1
Professional and business services 1,662.4
Leisure and hospitality 1,556.4
Construction 807.5
Nonagriculture self-employed 529.4
Educational services 473.5
Transportation and warehousing 322.3
Financial activities 280.6
State and local government 251
Other services 94.3
Mining 44.6
Agriculture wage and salary 40
Information 5.6
Utilities -17.4
Agriculture self-employed -29.4
Wholesale trade -98.5
Federal government -125.8
Retail trade -153.7
Manufacturing -640.7
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Employment data for wage and salary workers are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics survey, which counts jobs, whereas self-employed and agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting are from the Current Population Survey (household survey), which counts workers.

Figures are taken from accompanying data tables, available here.

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