Jobs With the Best and Worst Job Security

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14. Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers
> Unemployment rate: 8.0% (tied – 13th highest)
> Labor force: 228,000
> Median annual wage: $24,200
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: N/A
> Typical entry level edu. required: N/A

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13. Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders
> Unemployment rate: 8.0% (tied – 13th highest)
> Labor force: 301,000
> Median annual wage: $29,350
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +1.7%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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12. Construction laborers
> Unemployment rate: 8.3% (12th highest)
> Labor force: 2.3 million
> Median annual wage: $34,530
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +12.4%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential

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11. Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping
> Unemployment rate: 8.4% (11th highest)
> Labor force: 61,000
> Median annual wage: $30,180
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +1.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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10. Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons
> Unemployment rate: 8.8% (10th highest)
> Labor force: 157,000
> Median annual wage: $42,900
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +10.1%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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9. Tour and travel guides
> Unemployment rate: 8.9% (9th highest)
> Labor force: 71,000
> Median annual wage: $25,770
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: N/A
> Typical entry level edu. required: N/A

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8. Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
> Unemployment rate: 9.2% (8th highest)
> Labor force: 1.2 million
> Median annual wage: $24,390
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +0.0%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential

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7. Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop
> Unemployment rate: 9.4% (7th highest)
> Labor force: 223,000
> Median annual wage: $21,280
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +4.6%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential

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6. Miscellaneous agricultural workers
> Unemployment rate: 9.6% (6th highest)
> Labor force: 922,000
> Median annual wage: $30,600
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: N/A
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential

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5. Packers and packagers, hand
> Unemployment rate: 9.7% (5th highest)
> Labor force: 672,000
> Median annual wage: $23,430
> Proj. job growth 2016-2026: +1.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential