This occupation supported 22,470,100 jobs in 2012 and 22,766,100 jobs in 2014, reflecting an increase of 1.3%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 6.8% in 2022 to 24,004,100 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 22,776,800, compared with an observed value of 22,766,100, 0.0% lower than expected. This indicates current employment trends are about on track with the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 2.1% in 2024 to 23,232,600 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 24,310,800 jobs for 2024, 4.6% higher than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation.