July 27, 2017

Middle Skill Occupations: Healthcare Support Occupations
The Healthcare Support occupation group has 88% of its employment in middle-skill occupations. The top three occupations with the most projected total openings in this occupation group are Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants, and Dental Assistants. These three occupations combined are projected to have over 21,000 total openings between 2014 and 2024.

2017 Back-to-School and College Spending Forecast
Back-to-school shopping is the second highest spending event in the U.S. behind the winter holidays. The National Retail Federation's (NRF) back-to-school and college surveys by Prosper Insights and Analytics reveal that most families are feeling confident in the economy and retailers are planning to supply all of their school needs. Back-to-School and College spending is expected to reach $83.6 billion nationwide. Overall spending is projected to increase over 10% since last year.

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