February 08, 2000
According to BLS projections, there will be 173,000 fewer farm jobs in 2008 compared with 1998. With a projected loss of 112,000 jobs, sewing machine operators-garments are the only other occupation projected to lose more than 100,000 jobs during this time frame.
Child-care workers in private households are projected to lose 97,000 jobs; word processors and typists, 93,000; and bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 81,000. Cleaners and servants in private households, computer operators (except peripheral equipment), textile draw-out and winding machine operators, and bank tellers are among the other occupations that are expected to lose positions.