July 30, 2012

Occupations with the highest job gains and losses

Occupations with the largest employment changes, May 2007–May 2011
Occupation Employment change

Carpenters

-390,760

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

-299,860

Construction laborers

-273,690

Cashiers

-230,460

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

-215,030

Team assemblers

-214,850

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

-184,970

Retail salespersons

-158,510

Office clerks, general

-152,210

Light truck or delivery services drivers

-151,690

Cooks, restaurant

68,070

Physicians and surgeons, all other

68,190

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

76,440

Medical secretaries

78,180

Home health aides

90,070

Medical assistants

104,680

General and operations managers

149,620

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

196,480

Personal care aides

225,250

Registered nurses

256,230

These data are featured in the TED article, Occupations with the highest job gains and losses.

 

 

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