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Jobs expected to shrink the most by 2026

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
     

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