Special Report

Jobs With the Worst Job Security

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19. Cashiers
> Unemployment rate: 7.3% (19th highest)
> Labor force: 3,412,000
> Median annual wage: $22,440
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: -3.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential

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18. Cleaners of vehicles and equipment
> Unemployment rate: 7.4% (18th highest)
> Labor force: 371,000
> Median annual wage: $24,530
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +6.0%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential

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17. Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders
> Unemployment rate: 7.5% (tied – 14th highest)
> Labor force: 283,000
> Median annual wage: $30,160
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +1.3%
> Typical entry level edu. required: High school diploma or equivalent

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16. Construction laborers
> Unemployment rate: 7.5% (tied – 14th highest)
> Labor force: 2,218,000
> Median annual wage: $35,800
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +10.5%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential

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15. Grounds maintenance workers
> Unemployment rate: 7.5% (tied – 14th highest)
> Labor force: 1,377,000
> Median annual wage: $29,400
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +8.8%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential