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Occupations with the Largest Job Decline, 2004–2014

(numbers in thousands of jobs)

 EmploymentChange
Occupation200020141NumberPercent
Farmers and ranchers 1,065 910 –155 –14.5
Stock clerks and order fillers 1,566 1,451 –115 –7.3
Sewing machine operators 256 163 –93 –36.5
File clerks 255 163 –93 –36.3
Order clerks 293 230 –63 –21.4
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 160 101 –59 –37.1
Computer operators 149 101 –49 –32.6
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,934 1,887 –48 –2.5
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 251 208 –43 –17.2
Telemarketers 415 373 –42 –10.0
1. Projected.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review, Nov. 2005. Web: www.bls.gov .

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