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This page is meant for the benefit of those that would like to gain insight into the trends that are currently affecting the economy, and will continue to shape the job market for the rest of the decade. This includes the industries that will be increasingly prominent, as well as the ones diminishing in importance. Also featured are statistics on the occupations that will be growing in number and earning greater pay, and the occupations that are in decline. Each table is accompanied by a chart that provides a graphic representation of the data as well. All information is at the national level, and has been extracted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

The 10 Industries With the Largest Wage and Salary Employment Growth 2008-2018

Management, scientific, and technical 

consulting services

Offices of physicians

Computer systems design and related services

Other general merchandise stores

Employment services

Local government, excluding education and


Home health care services

Services for the elderly and persons with


Nursing care facilities

Full-service restaurants

See the file to the right for complete statistics

Table 4. The 10 industries with the largest wage and salary employment declines, 2008-18 

Department stores

Semiconductor and other electronic component

Motor vehicle parts manufacturing

Postal service

Printing and related support activities

Cut and sew apparel manufacturing

Newspaper publishers

Support activities for mining

Gasoline stations

Wired telecommunications carriers

See the file to the right for complete statistics

The 30 Occupations With the Largest Employment Growth

1. Registered nurses

2. Home health aides

3. Customer service representatives

4. Combined food preparation and

serving workers, including fast food

5. Personal and home care aides

6. Retail salespersons

7. Office clerks, general

8. Accountants and auditors

9. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

10. Postsecondary teachers

11. Construction laborers

12. Elementary school teachers, except special education

13. Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

14. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

15. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

16. Executive secretaries and administrative assistants

17. Management analysts

18. Computer software engineers,   Applications

19. Receptionists and information clerks

20. Carpenters

21. Medical assistants

22. First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers

23. Network systems and data communications analysts

24. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

25. Security guards

26. Waiters and waitresses

27. Maintenance and repair workers, general

28. Physicians and surgeons

29. Child care workers

30. Teacher assistants

See file to the right for complete statistics

The 30 Industries With the Largest Employment Declines

Farmers and ranchers

Sewing machine operators

Order clerks

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

File clerks

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks


First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

Office and administrative support workers, all other occupations

Packers and packagers, hand

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators and tenders, metal and plastic

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

Machine feeders and offbearers

Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers

Information and record clerks, all others

Paper goods machine setters, operators, and Tenders

Computer operators


Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

Miscellaneous agricultural workers

Data entry keyers

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and Weighers

Switchboard operators, including answering Service

Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service

Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators and tenders, metal and plastic

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing  machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders

Postal service clerks

Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Photographic processing machine operators

See file to the right for complete statistics