November 3, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Workers in abolished occupations

Percentage of private industry workers in occupations that were abolished, by occupational group, September 2007–September 2010 quarterly average
Occupation Percentage

Professional and related


Natural resources and construction




Sales and office


Production and transportation


Management, business, and financial


These data are featured in the TED article, Workers in abolished occupations.




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