Farmers projected to have largest job loss in 1998-2008

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.

Occupations losing the largest number of jobs, projected 1998-2008
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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.

These data are a product of the Employment Projections program. Find out more in "Occupational Employment," (PDF 202K) Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Winter 1999/2000.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Farmers projected to have largest job loss in 1998-2008 on the Internet at (visited September 23, 2014).


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