Jobs With the Best (and Worst) Job Security

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10. Lifeguards and other recreational, and all other protective service workers
> Unemployment rate: 9.5% (10th lowest job security)
> Labor force: 150,000
> Median annual wage: $20,290
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +7.7%
> Typical entry level edu. required: None

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9. Construction laborers
> Unemployment rate: 9.7% (9th lowest job security)
> Labor force: 2.2 million
> Median annual wage: $33,430
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +12.6%
> Typical entry level edu. required: None

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8. Order clerks
> Unemployment rate: 9.8% (8th lowest job security)
> Labor force: 119,000
> Median annual wage: $33,370
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: -2.0%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma

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7. Hand packers and packagers
> Unemployment rate: 10.2% (7th lowest job security)
> Labor force: 600,000
> Median annual wage: $22,130
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +1.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: None

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6. Roofers
> Unemployment rate: 10.6% (6th lowest job security)
> Labor force: 246,000
> Median annual wage: $37,760
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +11.3%
> Typical entry level edu. required: None