occupational and industry projections for
are based on national models developed by Bureau of Labor
Statistics which incorporate state specific data – industry
employment series, staffing patterns, manufacturing hours,
housing starts, and unemployment rates. Projected annual
openings include openings due to growth (vacancies created by
business expansion) and openings due to replacements (the need
to replace workers who leave an occupation).
Statewide short-term projections are revised annually and are
currently available for the 2015-2017 estimation period.
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