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Employment Projections

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

2019 National Employment Matrix code

Employment, 2019

Employment, 2029

Employment change, numeric, 2019–29

Employment change, percent, 2019–29

Median annual wage, 2020(1)

Total, all occupations

00-0000

162,795.6

168,834.7

6,039.2

3.7

$41,950

Cashiers

41-2011

3,600.9

3,335.5

-265.3

-7.4

$25,020

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

43-6014

2,250.2

2,022.6

-227.5

-10.1

$38,850

Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators

51-2090

1,389.1

1,211.5

-177.6

-12.8

$33,550

Office clerks, general

43-9061

3,126.3

2,970.4

-155.9

-5.0

$35,330

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

43-6011

593.4

472.4

-121.1

-20.4

$63,110

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

51-9061

590.1

489.6

-100.4

-17.0

$40,460

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

43-3031

1,673.6

1,578.2

-95.4

-5.7

$42,410

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

41-1011

1,476.4

1,395.3

-81.2

-5.5

$41,580

Cooks, fast food

35-2011

534.0

462.3

-71.6

-13.4

$24,380

Tellers

43-3071

449.0

380.4

-68.6

-15.3

$32,620

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

11-9013

952.3

890.6

-61.6

-6.5

$68,090

Shipping, receiving, and inventory clerks

43-5071

710.4

648.8

-61.5

-8.7

$35,260

Customer service representatives

43-4051

3,018.8

2,959.8

-59.0

-2.0

$35,830

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

43-1011

1,552.4

1,505.7

-46.7

-3.0

$58,450

Postal service mail carriers

43-5052

326.6

282.5

-44.1

-13.5

$51,080

Data entry keyers

43-9021

172.4

130.0

-42.4

-24.6

$34,440

Buyers and purchasing agents

13-1020

449.3

409.7

-39.7

-8.8

$66,690

Legal secretaries and administrative assistants

43-6012

171.8

133.8

-38.0

-22.1

$48,980

First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

41-1012

409.8

375.7

-34.1

-8.3

$78,560

Correctional officers and jailers

33-3012

442.0

408.9

-33.1

-7.5

$47,410

Packers and packagers, hand

53-7064

640.8

609.9

-30.9

-4.8

$28,050

Chief executives

11-1011

287.9

259.1

-28.7

-10.0

$185,950

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

49-3023

756.6

728.8

-27.8

-3.7

$44,050

Retail salespersons

41-2031

4,371.4

4,346.3

-25.1

-0.6

$27,080

Printing press operators

51-5112

181.4

157.2

-24.2

-13.3

$37,880

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

$116,350

Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

13-1031

332.9

311.5

-21.4

-6.4

$68,270

Travel agents

41-3041

82.0

60.8

-21.3

-25.9

$42,350

Farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals

45-2093

245.4

225.1

-20.3

-8.3

$29,130

Computer programmers

15-1251

213.9

193.8

-20.1

-9.4

$89,190

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

 

Last Modified Date: April 9, 2021