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Growth rate forecast using the constant growth model

The U.S. Bureau of the Census publishes employment statistics and demand forecasts for various occupations. (employment in 1,000)

Occupation 1998 2008

Bill collectors 311 420
computer engineers 299 622
physicians assistant 66 98
respiratory therapist 86 123
systems analysts 617 1194

A. Using a spreadsheet or handheld calculator, calculate the 10-year growth rate forecast using the constant growth model with annual compounding, and the constant growth model with continuous compounding for each occupation.

B. Compare your answers and discuss any diffrenences.

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