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Occupations with the largest job declines

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Table 1.6 Occupations with the largest job declines, 2019 and projected 2029
(Numbers in thousands)

2019 National Employment Matrix title and code

Employment

Change, 2019–29

Median annual wage, 2019(1)

2019

2029

Number

Percent

Total, all occupations

00-0000

162,795.6

168,834.7

6,039.2

3.7

$39,810

Cashiers

41-2011

3,600.9

3,335.5

-265.3

-7.4

$23,650

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

43-6014

2,250.2

2,022.6

-227.5

-10.1

$37,690

Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators

51-2090

1,389.1

1,211.5

-177.6

-12.8

$32,350

Office clerks, general

43-9061

3,126.3

2,970.4

-155.9

-5.0

$34,040

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

43-6011

593.4

472.4

-121.1

-20.4

$60,890

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

51-9061

590.1

489.6

-100.4

-17.0

$39,140

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

43-3031

1,673.6

1,578.2

-95.4

-5.7

$41,230

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

41-1011

1,476.4

1,395.3

-81.2

-5.5

$40,350

Cooks, fast food

35-2011

534.0

462.3

-71.6

-13.4

$23,510

Tellers

43-3071

449.0

380.4

-68.6

-15.3

$31,230

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

11-9013

952.3

890.6

-61.6

-6.5

$71,160

Shipping, receiving, and inventory clerks

43-5071

710.4

648.8

-61.5

-8.7

$34,190

Customer service representatives

43-4051

3,018.8

2,959.8

-59.0

-2.0

$34,710

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

43-1011

1,552.4

1,505.7

-46.7

-3.0

$56,620

Postal service mail carriers

43-5052

326.6

282.5

-44.1

-13.5

$51,310

Data entry keyers

43-9021

172.4

130.0

-42.4

-24.6

$33,490

Buyers and purchasing agents

13-1020

449.3

409.7

-39.7

-8.8

$64,380

Legal secretaries and administrative assistants

43-6012

171.8

133.8

-38.0

-22.1

$47,300

First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

41-1012

409.8

375.7

-34.1

-8.3

$74,760

Correctional officers and jailers

33-3012

442.0

408.9

-33.1

-7.5

$45,180

Packers and packagers, hand

53-7064

640.8

609.9

-30.9

-4.8

$25,910

Chief executives

11-1011

287.9

259.1

-28.7

-10.0

$184,460

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

49-3023

756.6

728.8

-27.8

-3.7

$42,090

Retail salespersons

41-2031

4,371.4

4,346.3

-25.1

-0.6

$25,250

Printing press operators

51-5112

181.4

157.2

-24.2

-13.3

$36,910

Personal service managers, all other; entertainment and recreation managers, except gambling; and managers, all other

11-9198

1,189.2

1,167.5

-21.7

-1.8

$110,630

Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

13-1031

332.9

311.5

-21.4

-6.4

$66,790

Travel agents

41-3041

82.0

60.8

-21.3

-25.9

$40,660

Farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals

45-2093

245.4

225.1

-20.3

-8.3

$27,830

Computer programmers

15-1251

213.9

193.8

-20.1

-9.4

$86,550

Footnotes:
  (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment 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

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Last Modified Date: September 1, 2020