Labor Market Projections

Projections of industry and occupational employment are developed for all states and the nation as a whole. Each state is responsible for developing its state's projections and makes them available to the public. This site helps customers find the most current projections information, provides links to additional sources and is a resource for state analysts that develop the projections. One of the most important uses of the projections is to help individuals make informed career decisions. Information on this site allows projected employment growth for an occupation to be compared among States. It also allows projected employment growth among occupations to be compared within one state.


About the PMP

The Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) operates an integrated, nationwide program of state and local projections. The PMP helps projections customers make informed decisions based on the most reliable and relevant occupational and industry outlook information. Funding for the PMP is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, with technical support from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other entities across the country.



The Projections Management Partnership is the nationally recognized source of objective, data-driven projections of future state and local workforce needs.



To serve as a central hub and primary technical assistance resource for state analysts as they develop and deliver high-quality state and local employment projections

We accomplish this mission by:

  • Maintaining a shared software and consistent methodology for producing projections.
  • Fostering a network of projections subject matter experts and analysts to exchange ideas.
  • Promoting professional excellence and continuously improving employment projections.
  • Establishing common standards for producing state and local employment projections.
  • Representing the concerns of projections analysts to national stakeholders.
  • Helping customers use projections data and related data products more effectively.
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PMP's goals include but are not limited to the following:

Strengthen the PMP value proposition. (Communications and Outreach)

  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships that enhance state and local employment projections.
  • Develop and implement coherent communication among PMP analysts and users.
  • Facilitate engagement with the user community.
  • Maintain a sustainable administrative model for delivering PMP value to states and broader networks.

Increase value and relevance of PMP products and services (Product and Service Innovations)

  • Improve the process for developing and delivering projections.

Enhance PMP capabilities. (Analyst & User Skill Development)

  • Build capacity within the workforce system among analysts, subject matter experts, LMI directors, and customers.