Projected change in employment in the United States from 2016 to 2026, by major industry (in 1,000)

U.S. employment growth 2016-2026, by industry This statistic shows the projected change in nonagriculture wage and salary employment from 2016 to 2026 in the United States by major industry. By the year 2026, the number of employees working in health care and social assistance will have increased by about 4 million.
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Major industryChange in employment in thousands
Health care and social assistance3,998.3
Professional and business services2,159.7
Leisure and hospitality1,319
Construction864.7
State and local government788.7
Self-employed779.1
Financial activities479.8
Educational services506.5
Retail trade412.3
Transportation and warehousing364.3
Other services352
Wholesale trade145.8
Mining90.8
Information52.5
Utilities3.4
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting-6.1
Federal government-55.8
Manufacturing-736.4
Major industryChange in employment in thousands
Health care and social assistance3,998.3
Professional and business services2,159.7
Leisure and hospitality1,319
Construction864.7
State and local government788.7
Self-employed779.1
Financial activities479.8
Educational services506.5
Retail trade412.3
Transportation and warehousing364.3
Other services352
Wholesale trade145.8
Mining90.8
Information52.5
Utilities3.4
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting-6.1
Federal government-55.8
Manufacturing-736.4
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This statistic shows the projected change in nonagriculture wage and salary employment from 2016 to 2026 in the United States by major industry. By the year 2026, the number of employees working in health care and social assistance will have increased by about 4 million.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016

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