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    Employment by major occupational group

    This table also can be found in the article, “Occupational Employment Projections to 2018,” published in the November 2009 Monthly Labor Review.

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    Table 1.1 Employment by major occupational group, 2008 and projected 2018
    (Numbers in thousands)
    2008 National Employment Matrix title and code Employment Percent distribution Change, 2008-18
    2008 2018 2008 2018 Number Percent
    Total, all occupations 00-0000 150,931.7 166,205.6 100.00 100.00 15,273.9 10.12
    Management, business, and financial occupations 11-1300 15,746.7 17,410.9 10.43 10.47 1,664.2 10.57
    Professional and related occupations 15-2900 31,053.5 36,280.0 20.57 21.82 5,226.5 16.83
    Service occupations 31-3900 29,575.9 33,645.1 19.59 20.24 4,069.2 13.76
    Sales and related occupations 41-0000 15,902.7 16,883.1 10.53 10.15 980.4 6.16
    Office and administrative support occupations 43-0000 24,100.6 25,942.7 15.96 15.60 1,842.1 7.64
    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 45-0000 1,035.4 1,026.3 0.68 0.61 -9.1 -0.88
    Construction and extraction occupations 47-0000 7,810.3 8,828.8 5.17 5.31 1,018.6 13.04
    Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 49-0000 5,798.0 6,238.2 3.84 3.75 440.2 7.59
    Production occupations 51-0000 10,083.0 9,733.9 6.68 5.85 -349.2 -3.46
    Transportation and material moving occupations 53-0000 9,825.5 10,216.6 6.50 6.14 391.1 3.98
    Source: Employment Projections Program, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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