Labor Market Information

Short-term employment projections for Georgia’s workforce indicate steady and continued job growth over the two-year span 2019-2021. With the state’s economy showing a seventh consecutive year of average job growth in 2021, many of the industries in the state have stabilized and are poised to continue expansion. Click here for the latest Short-Term Employment Projections.

Top 5 Industries with the Most Expected Job Growth

Georgia’s economy will add jobs over this two-year employment projection though at a slower rate than the previous short-term period. With the state’s economy showing a ninth consecutive year of average job growth in 2019, most major industries in the state are expanding and are projected to add workers through 2021. Nearly 100 industry subsectors were analyzed to identify the 20 expected to have the most job growth in Georgia from 2019-2021. The top five are as follows:

  1. Food Service & Drinking Places - Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food; waiters and waitresses; cooks, restaurant; supervisors of food preparation and serving workers; food preparation workers
  2. Ambulatory Health Care Services - medical assistants; medical secretaries; registered nurses; receptionists and information clerks; home health aides
  3. Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services - software developers, applications; accountants and auditors; lawyers; management analysts; computer systems analysts
  4. Educational Services - elementary school teachers, except special education; teacher assistants; secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education; middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education; teachers and instructors, all other, except substitute teachers
  5. Administrative & Support Services - laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand; janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners; security guards; customer service representatives; landscaping and groundskeeping workers

For more information on the top 20 growing industries, click here

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