The Hispanic workforce will climb by 30% by that year, while nurses make up the largest projected increase of any occupational group tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the civilian labor force will increase by 12.8 million, bringing the number of workers to 164.2 million by the middle of the next decade. The BLS also projects a more diverse workforce driven by tremendous population growth among Hispanics. It's also a relatively young workforce, meaning companies will face unique challenges, experts note. Nurses will be among the most sought-after employees.