Employment in the manufacturing can capture the health of the economies in high intensity manufacturing areas as well as the state of the macroeconomy where manufacturing employment is highly procyclical. 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.