The U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate in the third quarter, stronger than estimated, The Wall Street Journal reported.


The U.S. Department of Commerce previously had estimated the annual growth at 3.6 percent in the period of July through September. The new 4.1 percent estimate showed that GDP expanded at the fastest pace since the fourth quarter of 2011 and the second-fastest since the recovery began in mid-2009.


The higher estimate, the Journal reported, was driven by a revision in consumer spending, which the Commerce Department now says grew at a 2 percent annual rate in the summer instead of the previously estimated 1.4 percent.


Another report released yesterday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said that the country's employment is projected to increase by 10.8 percent, or 15.6 million people, between 2012 and 2022. That compares with a growth of 2.1 percent, or 3.1 million people, between 2002 and 2012. The growth will be led by occupations related to health care.


This CNNMoney article lays out 10 jobs poised for growth.