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Employment Projections

To the right are updated Employment Projections through 2014 for the State.  We expect County projections to be available soon through this same period.  Below is what we currently have available for county employment projections that are through this year, 2012.

Projected private employment through 2008 indicates continued growth in Services and Trade, with Manufacturing expecting to decrease slightly. The overall growth rate of jobs is expected to be at 7.5%.

Projected Hampden County job openings by occupational group from 1998 through 2008, are as follows:

The featured reports provide an overview of the employment structure, occupational mix and projected job growth in Hampden County.  Also, see new USDOL website for projections – http://www.doleta.gov/business/projections/

Projected Hampden County job openings by occupational group from 1998 through 2008:

Occupation Projected 2008 Jobs Percent Distribution New Jobs 2000 vs. 1998 Growth Rate 2000 vs. 1998
Exec., Admin., Managerial 18,000 7.9% 930 5.4%
Professional Specialty 57,300 25% 8,410 17.2%
Marketing and Sales 27,780 12.1% 1,210 4.6%
Admin. Support & Clerical 32,040 14% 170 0.5%
Service 45,610 19.9% 5,730 14.4%
Production 48,070 21.0% -500 -1.0%
Total 228,790 100% 15,950 7.5%