Simple arithmetic tells us that data jobs are good. They pay well, have low unemployment rates, and are expanding across many industries. More complicated arithmetic projects a bright future of growth. Over the decade ending 2022, employment in data occupations—in which data analysis and processing are central to the work performed—is projected to grow 14.5 percent, faster than the 10.4 percent projected growth of ("for") non-data jobs. Research first published in The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy highlights that these jobs not only are multiplying, but that they pay more than $40 an hour on average. Data workers also are very unlikely to be unemployed. This blog examines projected future growth in this field, courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2012-2022 employment projections.