Employment, the number of people working, is a leading economic indicator into the overall health of the local economy with an emphasis on economic growth, though job quality is a critical driver of economic prosperity. The 24-month forecasts attempt to provide the user an approximation of what the future may hold. These estimates are derived from the multiplicative seasonal autoregressive integrated moving-average (SARIMA) model. One should never forget that a forecast represents a best estimation of what might take place. In a dynamic world, forecasts are often wrong because of unforeseen events. For this purpose, the forecasts incorporate a moderate recession occurring at 12 months out - the dashed lines. Always be cautious when employing a forecast for planning purposes.