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Long Term STEM Occupation Projections

Long term occupational projection in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Massachusetts and 16 Workforce Development Areas. These 10-year forecasts, which are updated every other year, are intended to help individuals make informed education and career decisions and assist educators and training providers in planning for future needs. The projections currently cover the 2014-2024 period.

NOTE TO DATA USERS: As of September 30, 2016 the projections have been revised.



Short Term STEM Occupation Projections

Short-term employment projections cover a two-year time span the base is 2017 Q2 and projects employment to 2019 Q2. Projections are available for Massachusetts and 16 Workforce Development Areas.

Beginning with these projections the BLS Separations methodology is used to project annual openings. The Separations methodology was developed to better capture a more accurate picture of the workforce and give BLS the ability to differentiate between workers who are leaving the labor force entirely, exits and those who are changing jobs and leaving an occupation, transfers. The annual openings are the sum of the projected net change plus tranfers plus exits (Openings = Projection Change + Exits + Transfers).




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