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Employment data are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics and Employment Projections programs. State-level projections data are from Projections Central and each state's Labor Market Information office.

Help: Employment

The Available Workforce tool offers three employment-related reports: Current Employment, Projected Employment, and Employment Concentration. Each report can be viewed as a table or a chart. Read more about each report:

Current Employment

The current employment report includes total employment by occupation, state and region. Data is available for all states and metro areas, and some balance-of-state areas. You can view this information in three formats: Tables, Charts, and Maps.

  • View Table
    Includes total employment by occupation for metro areas and sub-state regions in a table format. To view a table of total employment by state select “View National Data.”
  • View Chart
    Includes total employment by occupation for metro areas and sub-state regions in a chart format. To view a chart of total employment by state select “View National Data.”

Projected Employment

The projected employment report includes total projected employment and job openings by occupation for all states and the U.S. Employment is the number of jobs projected in this occupation over a 10-year period. Percent change is the expected job growth for the selected occupation. The estimate for job openings includes both turnover that results from workers who leave the occupation (e.g. quit, retire, death) and new jobs that are created. You can view this information in three formats: Tables, Charts, and Maps.

  • View Table
    Includes projected national and state employment by occupation, percent change and projected job openings for the U.S. and a selected state in a table format. To view a table that includes all states select “View National Data.”
  • View Chart
    Includes projected national and state employment by occupation, percent change and projected job openings for the U.S. and a selected state in a chart format. To view a chart that includes all states select “View National Data.”

Employment Concentration

The employment concentration value reflects the level of employment in a selected state or region relative to the U.S. as a whole. Employment concentration values are derived by calculating a location quotient for a geographic region and occupation. Location quotient values greater than 1.0 indicate a region has a larger share of employment compared to the U.S. as a whole. A value of three for example, indicates a region has a concentration of employment much higher than the level of employment concentration for the U.S. for the selected occupation. Values less that 1.0 indicate the region has a share of employment less than the U.S. as a whole. In some cases data may not be available for a state or region. You can view employment concentration information in three formats: Tables, Charts and Maps.

  • View Table
    Lists employment concentration from the highest to the lowest levels for the geographic area in a table format. If available, data is provided for metro areas and regions within states and sorted from highest to lowest. Select “View National Data” to view a table of employment concentration for all states.
  • View Chart
    View employment concentration for the selected occupation and geographic area in a chart format. If available, data is provided for metro areas and regions within states and sorted from highest to lowest. Select “View National Data” to view a chart of employment concentration for all states.

Data sources

Current employment data are from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor StatisticsOccupational Employment Statistics, May 2019.

State employment projections are from Projections Central and each state's Labor Market Information office, 2016-26.

National employment projections are from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections, 2019-29.

Employment concentration data are from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2019.

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