Special Report

Jobs With the Worst Job Security

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24. Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges
> Unemployment rate: 6.8% (tied – 23rd highest)
> Labor force: 99,000
> Median annual wage: $26,850
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +5.7%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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23. Food preparation workers
> Unemployment rate: 6.8% (tied – 23rd highest)
> Labor force: 1,157,000
> Median annual wage: $23,730
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +8.2%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential

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22. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
> Unemployment rate: 6.9% (22nd highest)
> Labor force: 400,000
> Median annual wage: $21,250
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +17.3%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential

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21. Parking lot attendants
> Unemployment rate: 7.0% (21st highest)
> Labor force: 89,000
> Median annual wage: $23,870
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +0.1%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential

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20. Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters
> Unemployment rate: 7.2% (20th highest)
> Labor force: 70,000
> Median annual wage: $34,740
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: -0.3%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent