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Winter 2013–14 Vol. 57, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Decline in employment by selected occupation, projected 2012-22, in thousands of jobs

Occupation

Employment change, projected 2012-22 (in thousands)

Median annual wage, May 2012

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

-180

$69,300

Postal service mail carriers

-79

56,490

Data entry keyers

-54

28,010

Sewing machine operators

-42

21,270

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

-39

53,090

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

-29

18,670

Word processors and typists

-26

35,270

Postal service clerks

-21

53,090

Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks

-20

32,400

Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

-19

28,630

Switchboard operators, including answering service

-17

25,370

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

-16

29,690

Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers

-14

21,470

Industrial truck and tractor operators

-14

30,220

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

-13

28,810

Computer operators

-13

38,390

Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

-12

32,330

Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

-11

33,960

Couriers and messengers

-11

25,440

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

-11

47,500

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