Employment projections are available for both industries and occupations. Short-term projections cover a two year period and long-term projections cover a 10 year period.
Economic Development Regions (EDRs), long-term (2018-2028)
Local Workforce Areas (LWAs), long-term (2016-2026)
* The Illinois Department of Employment Security produces both 2-year and 10-year projections. The 10-year (2018- 2028) COVID-impacted employment projections were developed to provide the public with a preliminary assessment of potential long-term structural changes in the Illinois labor market caused by pandemic-induced changes in consumer and firm behavior. The 2-year (2020-2022) employment projections will be made available in Spring 2021 and will also reflect the economic impact of COVID-19 on the Illinois economy.
State of Illinois Industry Employment Projections to 2026
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Learn More Earn More - This brochure highlights occupations expected to provide the most job openings each year, organized by education and training requirements.
Winning Job Opportunities - This publication includes a list of occupations for returning citizens, including information on annual openings, wages, and skills.
BLS's Industry - Occupation Employment Matrix - information on occupational distribution within industries
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