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Employment Projections

Fastest declining occupations

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Table 1.5 Fastest declining occupations, 2020 and projected 2030
(Numbers in thousands)

2020 National Employment Matrix title

2020 National Employment Matrix code

Employment, 2020

Employment, 2030

Employment

change, 

2020–30

Percent

employment

change, 

2020–30

Median annual wage, 2020(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000

153,533.8

165,413.7

11,879.9

7.7

$41,950

Word processors and typists

43-9022

45.2

28.9

-16.3

-36.0

$41,050

Parking enforcement workers

33-3041

7.9

5.1

-2.8

-35.0

$42,070

Nuclear power reactor operators

51-8011

5.3

3.6

-1.8

-32.9

$104,040

Cutters and trimmers, hand

51-9031

8.1

5.7

-2.4

-29.7

$31,630

Telephone operators

43-2021

4.8

3.6

-1.2

-25.4

$37,710

Watch and clock repairers

49-9064

2.8

2.1

-0.7

-24.9

$45,290

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

41-9091

54.0

41.0

-13.0

-24.1

$29,730

Switchboard operators, including answering service

43-2011

59.9

46.3

-13.6

-22.7

$31,430

Data entry keyers

43-9021

158.4

122.8

-35.6

-22.5

$34,440

Shoe machine operators and tenders

51-6042

5.0

3.9

-1.1

-21.6

$30,630

Legal secretaries and administrative assistants

43-6012

160.4

126.7

-33.6

-21.0

$48,980

Floral designers

27-1023

42.3

33.8

-8.5

-20.1

$29,140

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

43-6011

538.8

438.2

-100.6

-18.7

$63,110

Manufactured building and mobile home installers

49-9095

3.4

2.8

-0.6

-18.4

$35,120

Telemarketers

41-9041

119.7

97.8

-21.9

-18.3

$27,920

Order clerks

43-4151

133.9

109.5

-24.4

-18.2

$35,590

Timing device assemblers and adjusters

51-2061

1.0

0.8

-0.2

-17.8

$36,170

Print binding and finishing workers

51-5113

41.6

34.4

-7.3

-17.5

$34,260

Prepress technicians and workers

51-5111

28.2

23.3

-4.8

-17.1

$41,410

Tellers

43-3071

432.5

359.4

-73.1

-16.9

$32,620

New accounts clerks

43-4141

46.1

38.4

-7.7

-16.7

$37,750

Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles

49-2096

10.2

8.5

-1.6

-16.2

$39,570

Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers

51-2011

37.8

31.7

-6.0

-15.9

$53,160

Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-4032

9.1

7.7

-1.4

-15.5

$39,780

Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

51-4035

15.7

13.3

-2.4

-15.1

$43,150

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

51-6063

19.6

16.7

-2.9

-14.8

$31,090

Pharmacy aides

31-9095

38.9

33.2

-5.7

-14.7

$29,280

Refractory materials repairers, except brickmasons

49-9045

0.8

0.6

-0.1

-14.5

$54,610

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

51-6041

8.7

7.5

-1.2

-14.0

$30,550

Sewing machine operators

51-6031

133.5

114.8

-18.6

-14.0

$28,230

Footnotes:
  (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.
Note: Data is unavailable for values denoted with a "—".
Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Last Modified Date: September 8, 2021