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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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  • CoreCivic // Flickr
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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
     

  • Pxhere
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    #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
     

  • Myfuture.com // Flickr
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    #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
     

  • Public Domain
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    #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
     

  • Pxhere
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    #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
     

  • U.S. Air Force Photo
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    #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
     

  • Max Pixel
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    #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
     

  • Muffingg // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Bidgee // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Paper Making Machine // Flickr
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    #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
     

  • Pixabay
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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
     

  • Visitor7 // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Pixabay
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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
     

  • CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP // Getty Images
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    #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
     

  • Public Domain
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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
     

  • Alfred T. Palmer // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Blaine Roberts // Flickr
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    #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
     

  • Amtec Photos // Flickr
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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
     

  • Stefan Kühn // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Public Domain
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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
     

  • Marcin Wichary // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • U.S. Air Force Photo
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    #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
     

  • U.S. Air Force Photo
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    #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
     

  • Pixabay
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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
     

  • Jorge Royan // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Gorodenkoff // Shutterstock
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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
     

  • U.S. Air Force Photo
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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
     

  • Public Domain
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    #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
     

  • EKR - East Kent Radio // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Max Pixel
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    #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
     

  • Platform London // Flickr
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    #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
     

  • RossHelen // Shutterstock
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    #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
     

  • Michal Maňas // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Oregon Department of Transportation // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Public Domain
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    #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
     

  • JosephBarillari // Wikicommons
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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
     

  • Thatonewikiguy // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Nlan86 // Wikicommons
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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
     

  • Max Pixel
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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
     

  • Pixabay
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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
     

  • Siyuwj // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Achim Hering // Wikicommons
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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
     

  • Yinan Chen // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Sundry Photography // Shutterstock
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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
     

  • Max Pixel
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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
     

  • U.S. Air Force
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    #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
     

  • kelly // Flickr
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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
     

  • U.S. Air Force
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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
     

  • Pixabay
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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
     

  • Max Pixel
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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
     

  • Max Pixel
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    #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
     

  • Vitaly V. Kuzmin // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Rae Perry // U.S. Airforce
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    #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
     

  • OKFoundryCompany// Flickr
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    #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
     

  • David Owsianka // U.S. Airforce
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    #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
     

  • PxHere
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    #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
     

  • Deo photographer // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • U.S. Air Force
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    #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
     

  • Pixabay
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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
     

  • SeventyFour // Shutterstock
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    #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
     

  • K. Kendall // Wikicommons
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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
     

  • Max Pixel
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    #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
     

  • Public Domain
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    #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
     

  • Department of Defense
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    #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
     

  • Elkagye // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Lewis Hine // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Phasmatisnox // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • US Navy
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    #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
     

  • Mark Lord // Flickr
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    #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
     

  • Jordan 1972 // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Alamcsd // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • El Grafo // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Whiteman Airforce Base
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    #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
     

  • pxHere
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    #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
     

  • Holloman Air Force Base
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    #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
     

  • Public Domain
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    #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
     

  • Heartland Coast Guard
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    #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
     

  • 5gon12eder // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Julo // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Wikicommons
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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
     

  • Jason7825 // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Bannafarsai_Stock // Shutterstock
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    #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
     

  • matthew venn // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Barksdale Airforce Base
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    #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
     

  • Ben Franske // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Mixabest // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • PxHere
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    #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
     

  • evgenii mitroshin // Shutterstock
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    #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
     

  • The U.S. National Archives // Flickr
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    #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
     

  • US Air Force
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    #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
     

  • cogdogblog // Wikicommons
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    #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
     

  • Barksdale Airforce Base
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    #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
     

  • U.S. Navy
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    #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
     

  • MadFishDigital // Flickr
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    #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
     

  • Chris Yarzab // Flickr
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    #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
     

  • Brian Evans // Flickr
    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
     

  • PxHere
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    #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
     

  • torbakhopper // Flickr
    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
     

  • Rose State Community College // Wikicommons
    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
     

  • Wikicommons
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    #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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