By 2022, total employment in the United States is expected to reach 161 million. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States government, employment will grow by 15.6 million, a 10.8% increase in the 2012-2022 decade.
This chart uses data from a study provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Their website states that the data conveys how various forces are expected to affect the job market. These include demographics, technology, consumer preferences, among other factors.
As far as presentation goes, the bar chart provides an easy way to compare the data. There are a good amount of labels and the bar chart allows viewers to identify numbers for specific occupational groups. The horizontal bar chart makes it easier for viewers to read the labels.
As you can see, the chart easily identifies the fastest projected growth groups. You can hover over each bar to view the data points for each label.
The top five fastest growing groups include healthcare, office and administrative support, construction, personal care and service, and hospitality. These groups will provide about one-third of the total employment growth.
The farming, fishing, and forestry group is the only one represented in this chart expected to decline. The slower growing groups look to be production; life, physical and social science; legal; and architecture and engineering.
Interestingly, half of the new jobs will typically require a high school diploma or less. However, occupations that typically look for post-secondary education qualifications will grow at a faster rate than those that require no more than a high school diploma.
Job seekers can use this data to plan their careers. Career counselors can advise students on the most promising career paths.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics conducted an in-depth study and analysis on the data. They provide a lot of detail and insight into the projections.