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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Decline in employment by occupation, projected 2010-20, in thousands of jobs

Occupation

Thousands of jobs

Median annual wages, May 2010

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

-96

60,750

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

-69

53,080

Sewing machine operators

-42

20,600

Postal service mail carriers

-38

53,860

Switchboard operators, including answering service

-33

24,920

Postal service clerks

-32

53,100

Miscellaneous agricultural workers

-19

18,960

Cooks, fast food

-19

18,100

Data entry keyers

-16

27,450

Word processors and typists

-13

33,400

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

-12

22,190

Food service managers

-11

48,130

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

-10

29,100

File clerks

-9

25,090

Prepress technicians and workers

-8

36,280

Computer operators

-7

36,930

Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

-7

19,400

Office machine operators, except computer

-7

27,080

Postmasters and mail superintendents

-7

60,300

Floral designers

-6

23,610

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