Long-term employment projections are a ten-year look at North Dakota's future job demand by industry and occupation updated every year. Projections can be used for career planning purposes, assessing future training needs, aiding in workforce recruiting efforts, or analyzing industry and occupation demand trends. While it is impossible to forecast absolute industrial and occupational demand, it is conceivable to estimate changes in relative magnitude and probable direction. Projections should be considered a starting point and used in conjunction with other sources of information, especially those relating to labor supply.