Job Trends for Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Curious about our data? Learn more about our methodology.
This occupation supported 11,780,100 jobs in 2012 and 12,467,600 jobs in 2014, reflecting an increase of 5.8%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 9.4% in 2022 to 12,882,000 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 12,000,400, compared with an observed value of 12,467,600, 3.9% higher than expected. This indicates current employment trends are better than the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 6.9% in 2024 to 13,280,400 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 13,102,300 jobs for 2024, 1.3% lower than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are about on track with the 2012 trend within this occupation.