Employment of graphic designers is expected grow about as fast as average.
The title of this blog is a line from the Bureau of Labor Statistics report on graphic designers.
The rest of the report however, is way better than the line I excerpted here and way better than I expected. When I started in this position a few years back, I remember reading a BLS report on graphic designers that was dated and terrible. Like, it made graphic designers sound like a bunch of automated monkeys. So this is an improvement.
It's actually a nice overview. This, together with the Wikipedia definition, heartens me that the value of graphic designers is gaining better understanding and appreciation.
I think AIGA had a lot to do with that improvement.