U.S. jobs to increase 10.8 percent by 2022, labor growth to slow

The number of United States jobs is forecast to increase by 10.8 percent in the next decade, with fastest growth in the healthcare sector as it serves an aging population. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment projections for 2012 to 2022 released on Thursday said the United States will see nearly 16 million jobs added in that decade. Even with this increase, growth in the civilian labor force is expected to slow to 0.5 percent annually in the next decade. That would be down from the 0.7 percent annual increase between 2002 and 2012, and potentially hurt economic growth.

    

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