“The craft economy is a large, robust and increasingly valuable part of American society,” the BLS explains. “The labor force participation rate will increase during this time, as people look for work and increase their use of their skills. This means jobs for individuals are increasing, along with the demand for goods and services for this growing economy.”
Check out our post on the Top 20 Hottest Crafts of the Future.
Why is the ‘craft economy’ hot?
Crafts makers have been a big part of modern life for thousands of years. Their work reflects modern values: craftsmanship, simplicity and quality.
“The best craft work starts with an idea. A single person, or team, often working together to create a new product can make a great idea come to life,” Koeppel says.
And in the future, when a person doesn’t need to be a craftsman anymore, there will likely be far fewer crafts for consumers to choose from.
The BLS looks at other trends to predict the direction of the economic landscape in 2020. Click through the gallery for a look at more of those trends.
We’re just three weeks away from seeing some real action in the NBA Playoffs, with the teams that made it there to play the second round beginning their road trip to the West Coast on Friday night.
The Raptors will bring the first matchup between teams on a six-game homestand when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
The Clippers will take on the Milwaukee Bucks before making their way to Sacramento on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
It takes at least three games for the standings to be finalized, but the playoff races will likely get wrapped up in just a few weeks as teams try to get back on track.
Below, all 32 NBA teams in depth, with playoff-position information provided by ESPN’s Basketball Power Index.
1. Warriors (51-3, plus-15)
2. Spurs (51-3, plus-19)
3. Raptors (50-4, plus-11)
4. Wolves (49-4, plus-15)
5. Wizards (47-5, plus-6)
6. Magic (46-6, plus-12)
7. Grizzlies (46-7, plus-13)
8. Mavericks (45-8,
custom woodworking business near me that volunteer, principal business code for woodworking, how to start a home woodworking business youtube account, business plan for woodworking shop, wood project business