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    Jobs expected to shrink the most by 2026

    The United States’ unemployment rate is at its lowest in years. Computer system design, scientific consulting, and nursing care are expected to grow at above-average rates in the coming years, but not all industries are expanding—in fact, some industries are expected to downsize in the near future. Many factors contribute to this decline—not just technology, a usual culprit.

    Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Stacker ranked the 100 jobs expected to shrink the most by 2026. The list is ranked in ascending order by each entry’s projected percentage decrease. Any ties were broken with the position employing more people ranked higher.

    Does your job make our list? Will the evolution of driverless cars have the impact many people fear? Read on to find out which jobs are expected to shrink the most by 2026. Stacker begins the list at #100 with a job in the criminal justice system.

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  • #100. First-line supervisors of correctional officers
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    #100. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -7.8%
    Total employment in 2016: 45,200 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 41,700 people
     

  • #99. Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders
    3/ Pxhere

    #99. Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -8.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 17,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 16,300 people
     

  • #98. Tellers
    4/ Myfuture.com // Flickr

    #98. Tellers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -8.3%
    Total employment in 2016: 502,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 460,900 people
     

  • #97. Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers
    5/ Public Domain

    #97. Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -8.3%
    Total employment in 2016: 654,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 599,900 people
     

  • #96. Metal and plastic lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders
    6/ Pxhere

    #96. Metal and plastic lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -8.4%
    Total employment in 2016: 33,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 30,800 people
     

  • #95. Announcers
    7/ U.S. Air Force Photo

    #95. Announcers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -8.5%
    Total employment in 2016: 52,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 48,200 people
     

  • #94. Metal and plastic cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders
    8/ Max Pixel

    #94. Metal and plastic cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -8.7%
    Total employment in 2016: 192,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 175,900 people
     

  • #93. Manufactured building and mobile home installers
    9/ Muffingg // Wikicommons

    #93. Manufactured building and mobile home installers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -8.9%
    Total employment in 2016: 4,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 4,000 people
     

  • #92. News analysts, reporters, and correspondents
    10/ Bidgee // Wikicommons

    #92. News analysts, reporters, and correspondents

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -8.9%
    Total employment in 2016: 50,400 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 45,900 people
     

  • #91. Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders
    11/ Paper Making Machine // Flickr

    #91. Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -9%
    Total employment in 2016: 94,600 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 86,100 people
     

  • #90. Chemical plant and system operators
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    #90. Chemical plant and system operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -9.2%
    Total employment in 2016: 33,200 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 30,100 people
     

  • #89. Shoe machine operators and tenders
    13/ Visitor7 // Wikicommons

    #89. Shoe machine operators and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -9.5%
    Total employment in 2016: 3,600 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 3,300 people
     

  • #88. Synthetic and glass fibers extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders
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    #88. Synthetic and glass fibers extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -9.5%
    Total employment in 2016: 20,200 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 18,300 people
     

  • #87. Motion picture projectionists
    15/ CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP // Getty Images

    #87. Motion picture projectionists

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -9.7%
    Total employment in 2016: 5,800 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 5,200 people
     

  • #86. Reporters and correspondents
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    #86. Reporters and correspondents

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10%
    Total employment in 2016: 44,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 40,200 people
     

  • #85. Metal and plastic machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders
    17/ Alfred T. Palmer // Wikicommons

    #85. Metal and plastic machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10%
    Total employment in 2016: 332,400 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 299,100 people
     

  • #84. Hand cutters and trimmers
    18/ Blaine Roberts // Flickr

    #84. Hand cutters and trimmers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 14,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 13,200 people
     

  • #83. Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers
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    #83. Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 44,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 39,800 people
     

  • #82. Nuclear power reactor operators
    20/ Stefan Kühn // Wikicommons

    #82. Nuclear power reactor operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10.2%
    Total employment in 2016: 7,000 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 6,300 people
     

  • #81. Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders
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    #81. Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10.2%
    Total employment in 2016: 49,200 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 44,200 people
     

  • #80. Metal and plastic grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders
    22/ Marcin Wichary // Wikicommons

    #80. Metal and plastic grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10.3%
    Total employment in 2016: 76,200 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 68,300 people
     

  • #79. Forest, conservation, and logging workers
    23/ U.S. Air Force Photo

    #79. Forest, conservation, and logging workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10.4%
    Total employment in 2016: 69,600 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 62,400 people
     

  • #78. File clerks
    24/ U.S. Air Force Photo

    #78. File clerks

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10.4%
    Total employment in 2016: 135,000 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 121,000 people
     

  • #77. Printing press operators
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    #77. Printing press operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10.4%
    Total employment in 2016: 178,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 160,200 people
     

  • #76. Miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers
    26/ Jorge Royan // Wikicommons

    #76. Miscellaneous metal workers and plastic workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10.5%
    Total employment in 2016: 96,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 86,600 people
     

  • #75. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
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    #75. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -10.7%
    Total employment in 2016: 520,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 465,200 people
     

  • #74. Tailors, dressmakers, and sewers
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    #74. Tailors, dressmakers, and sewers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -11%
    Total employment in 2016: 57,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 51,400 people
     

  • #73. Shoe and leather workers
    29/ Public Domain

    #73. Shoe and leather workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -11.2%
    Total employment in 2016: 14,600 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 13,000 people
     

  • #72. Radio and television announcers
    30/ EKR - East Kent Radio // Wikicommons

    #72. Radio and television announcers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -11.6%
    Total employment in 2016: 41,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 36,500 people
     

  • #71. Shoe and leather workers and repairers
    31/ Max Pixel

    #71. Shoe and leather workers and repairers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -11.7%
    Total employment in 2016: 11,000 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 9,700 people
     

  • #70. Travel agents
    32/ Platform London // Flickr

    #70. Travel agents

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -11.7%
    Total employment in 2016: 81,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 72,200 people
     

  • #69. Printing workers
    33/ RossHelen // Shutterstock

    #69. Printing workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -11.9%
    Total employment in 2016: 267,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 235,400 people
     

  • #68. Print binding and finishing workers
    34/ Michal Maňas // Wikicommons

    #68. Print binding and finishing workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -12%
    Total employment in 2016: 54,000 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 47,600 people
     

  • #67. Tire builders
    35/ Oregon Department of Transportation // Wikicommons

    #67. Tire builders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -12.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 22,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 19,600 people
     

  • #66. Postal service clerks
    36/ Public Domain

    #66. Postal service clerks

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -12.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 79,000 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 69,500 people
     

  • #65. Postal service mail carriers
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    #65. Postal service mail carriers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -12.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 316,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 278,500 people
     

  • #64. Metal and plastic model makers
    38/ Thatonewikiguy // Wikicommons

    #64. Metal and plastic model makers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -12.2%
    Total employment in 2016: 6,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 5,500 people
     

  • #63. Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
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    #63. Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -12.5%
    Total employment in 2016: 36,600 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 32,000 people
     

  • #62. Logging workers
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    #62. Logging workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -12.5%
    Total employment in 2016: 55,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 48,400 people
     

  • #61. Logging equipment operators
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    #61. Logging equipment operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -12.6%
    Total employment in 2016: 39,100 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 34,200 people
     

  • #60. Team assemblers
    42/ Siyuwj // Wikicommons

    #60. Team assemblers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -12.8%
    Total employment in 2016: 1,130,900 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 985,900 people
     

  • #59. Metal and plastic rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders
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    #59. Metal and plastic rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -12.9%
    Total employment in 2016: 29,000 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 25,300 people
     

  • #58. Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators
    44/ Yinan Chen // Wikicommons

    #58. Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -12.9%
    Total employment in 2016: 1,383,800 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 1,205,800 people
     

  • #57. Postal service workers
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    #57. Postal service workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -13%
    Total employment in 2016: 502,400 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 437,100 people
     

  • #56. Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters
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    #56. Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -13.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 26,200 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 22,800 people
     

  • #55. Metal and plastic model makers and patternmakers
    47/ U.S. Air Force

    #55. Metal and plastic model makers and patternmakers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -13.3%
    Total employment in 2016: 9,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 8,400 people
     

  • #54. Hand sewers
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    #54. Hand sewers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -13.7%
    Total employment in 2016: 13,500 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 11,600 people
     

  • #53. Metal and plastic plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders
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    #53. Metal and plastic plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -13.8%
    Total employment in 2016: 35,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 30,400 people
     

  • #52. Desktop publishers
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    #52. Desktop publishers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -14%
    Total employment in 2016: 14,600 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 12,500 people
     

  • #51. All other assemblers and fabricators
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    #51. All other assemblers and fabricators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -14%
    Total employment in 2016: 232,400 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 199,800 people
     

  • #50. Metal and plastic heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders
    52/ Max Pixel

    #50. Metal and plastic heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -14.2%
    Total employment in 2016: 19,800 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 17,000 people
     

  • #49. Assemblers and fabricators
    53/ Vitaly V. Kuzmin // Wikicommons

    #49. Assemblers and fabricators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -14.4%
    Total employment in 2016: 1,819,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 1,557,400 people
     

  • #48. All other logging workers
    54/ Rae Perry // U.S. Airforce

    #48. All other logging workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -14.7%
    Total employment in 2016: 4,500 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 3,900 people
     

  • #47. Metal and plastic molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders
    55/ OKFoundryCompany// Flickr

    #47. Metal and plastic molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -15%
    Total employment in 2016: 145,400 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 123,600 people
     

  • #46. Metal and plastic extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders
    56/ David Owsianka // U.S. Airforce

    #46. Metal and plastic extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -15.2%
    Total employment in 2016: 72,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 61,300 people
     

  • #45. Structural metal fabricators and fitters
    57/ PxHere

    #45. Structural metal fabricators and fitters

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -15.3%
    Total employment in 2016: 77,000 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 65,200 people
     

  • #44. Metal and plastic forming machine setters, operators, and tenders
    58/ Deo photographer // Wikicommons

    #44. Metal and plastic forming machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -15.3%
    Total employment in 2016: 120,500 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 102,100 people
     

  • #43. Metal and plastic patternmakers
    59/ U.S. Air Force

    #43. Metal and plastic patternmakers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -15.5%
    Total employment in 2016: 3,400 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 2,900 people
     

  • #42. Office machine operators
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    #42. Office machine operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -15.6%
    Total employment in 2016: 59,900 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 50,500 people
     

  • #41. Metal and plastic molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders
    61/ SeventyFour // Shutterstock

    #41. Metal and plastic molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -15.7%
    Total employment in 2016: 157,900 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 133,100 people
     

  • #40. Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders
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    #40. Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -15.8%
    Total employment in 2016: 15,000 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 12,600 people
     

  • #39. Fabric and apparel patternmakers
    63/ Max Pixel

    #39. Fabric and apparel patternmakers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -16.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 5,500 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 4,600 people
     

  • #38. Fallers
    64/ Public Domain

    #38. Fallers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -16.2%
    Total employment in 2016: 7,500 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 6,300 people
     

  • #37. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators
    65/ Department of Defense

    #37. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -16.5%
    Total employment in 2016: 106,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 89,100 people
     

  • #36. Sewing machine operators
    66/ Elkagye // Wikicommons

    #36. Sewing machine operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -16.7%
    Total employment in 2016: 153,900 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 128,200 people
     

  • #35. Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders
    67/ Lewis Hine // Wikicommons

    #35. Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -16.8%
    Total employment in 2016: 30,800 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 25,600 people
     

  • #34. Engine and other machine assemblers
    68/ Phasmatisnox // Wikicommons

    #34. Engine and other machine assemblers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -17.2%
    Total employment in 2016: 38,000 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 31,500 people
     

  • #33. Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers
    69/ US Navy

    #33. Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -17.4%
    Total employment in 2016: 41,800 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 34,500 people
     

  • #32. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants
    70/ Mark Lord // Flickr

    #32. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -17.4%
    Total employment in 2016: 685,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 566,200 people
     

  • #31. Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders
    71/ Jordan 1972 // Wikicommons

    #31. Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -17.5%
    Total employment in 2016: 79,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 65,400 people
     

  • #30. Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders
    72/ Alamcsd // Wikicommons

    #30. Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -18.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 11,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 9,200 people
     

  • #29. Photographic process workers and processing machine operators
    73/ El Grafo // Wikicommons

    #29. Photographic process workers and processing machine operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -18.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 26,900 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 22,000 people
     

  • #28. Legal secretaries
    74/ Whiteman Airforce Base

    #28. Legal secretaries

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -19.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 194,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 157,500 people
     

  • #27. Metal and plastic forging machine setters, operators, and tenders
    75/ pxHere

    #27. Metal and plastic forging machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -19.2%
    Total employment in 2016: 19,200 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 15,500 people
     

  • #26. Metal and plastic milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders
    76/ Holloman Air Force Base

    #26. Metal and plastic milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -19.3%
    Total employment in 2016: 17,600 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 14,200 people
     

  • #25. Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders
    77/ Public Domain

    #25. Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -19.3%
    Total employment in 2016: 22,200 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 17,900 people
     

  • #24. Communications equipment operators
    78/ Heartland Coast Guard

    #24. Communications equipment operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -19.4%
    Total employment in 2016: 104,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 84,400 people
     

  • #23. Metal and plastic drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders
    79/ 5gon12eder // Wikicommons

    #23. Metal and plastic drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -19.5%
    Total employment in 2016: 12,300 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 9,900 people
     

  • #22. Prepress technicians and workers
    80/ Julo // Wikicommons

    #22. Prepress technicians and workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -19.9%
    Total employment in 2016: 34,600 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 27,700 people
     

  • #21. Switchboard operators
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    #21. Switchboard operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -19.9%
    Total employment in 2016: 93,200 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 74,700 people
     

  • #20. Timing device assemblers and adjusters
    82/ Jason7825 // Wikicommons

    #20. Timing device assemblers and adjusters

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -20.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 800 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 600 people
     

  • #19. Manual grinding and polishing workers
    83/ Bannafarsai_Stock // Shutterstock

    #19. Manual grinding and polishing workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -20.5%
    Total employment in 2016: 26,600 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 21,100 people
     

  • #18. Coil winders, tapers, and finishers
    84/ matthew venn // Wikicommons

    #18. Coil winders, tapers, and finishers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -20.7%
    Total employment in 2016: 14,100 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 11,200 people
     

  • #17. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
    85/ Barksdale Airforce Base

    #17. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -20.8%
    Total employment in 2016: 218,900 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 173,300 people
     

  • #16. Postmasters and mail superintendents
    86/ Ben Franske // Wikicommons

    #16. Postmasters and mail superintendents

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -20.9%
    Total employment in 2016: 14,200 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 11,200 people
     

  • #15. Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers
    87/ Mixabest // Wikicommons

    #15. Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -20.9%
    Total employment in 2016: 278,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 220,400 people
     

  • #14. Data entry keyers
    88/ PxHere

    #14. Data entry keyers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -21.2%
    Total employment in 2016: 203,800 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 160,600 people
     

  • #13. Electromechanical equipment assemblers
    89/ evgenii mitroshin // Shutterstock

    #13. Electromechanical equipment assemblers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -21.4%
    Total employment in 2016: 45,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 35,900 people
     

  • #12. Mine shuttle car operators
    90/ The U.S. National Archives // Flickr

    #12. Mine shuttle car operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -21.9%
    Total employment in 2016: 1,500 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 1,200 people
     

  • #11. Telephone operators
    91/ US Air Force

    #11. Telephone operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -22.6%
    Total employment in 2016: 9,100 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 7,000 people
     

  • #10. Computer operators
    92/ cogdogblog // Wikicommons

    #10. Computer operators

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -22.8%
    Total employment in 2016: 51,500 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 39,700 people
     

  • #9. Pourers and casters of metal
    93/ Barksdale Airforce Base

    #9. Pourers and casters of metal

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -23.4%
    Total employment in 2016: 8,400 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 6,500 people
     

  • #8. Foundry mold and coremakers
    94/ U.S. Navy

    #8. Foundry mold and coremakers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -24%
    Total employment in 2016: 12,500 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 9,500 people
     

  • #7. Data entry and information processing workers
    95/ MadFishDigital // Flickr

    #7. Data entry and information processing workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -24.4%
    Total employment in 2016: 278,700 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 210,700 people
     

  • #6. Electronic equipment installers and repairers of motor vehicles
    96/ Chris Yarzab // Flickr

    #6. Electronic equipment installers and repairers of motor vehicles

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -25.6%
    Total employment in 2016: 12,100 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 9,000 people
     

  • #5. Watch repairers
    97/ Brian Evans // Flickr

    #5. Watch repairers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -29.7%
    Total employment in 2016: 1,800 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 1,200 people
     

  • #4. Word processors and typists
    98/ PxHere

    #4. Word processors and typists

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -33.1%
    Total employment in 2016: 74,900 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 50,100 people
     

  • #3. Parking enforcement workers
    99/ torbakhopper // Flickr

    #3. Parking enforcement workers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -35.3%
    Total employment in 2016: 9,400 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 6,100 people
     

  • #2. Respiratory therapy technicians
    100/ Rose State Community College // Wikicommons

    #2. Respiratory therapy technicians

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -56.3%
    Total employment in 2016: 10,800 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 4,700 people
     

  • #1. Locomotive firers
    101/ Wikicommons

    #1. Locomotive firers

    Projected total change in employment between 2016 and 2026: -78.6%
    Total employment in 2016: 1,200 people
    Total projected employment in 2026: 300 people
     

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