Special Report

Jobs With the Worst Job Security

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14. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers
> Unemployment rate: 7.5% (tied – 14th highest)
> Labor force: 365,000
> Median annual wage: $22,270
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +9.7%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential

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13. Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers
> Unemployment rate: 7.6% (tied – 12th highest)
> Labor force: 70,000
> Median annual wage: $43,000
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +11.1%
> Typical entry level edu. required: N/A

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12. Insulation workers
> Unemployment rate: 7.6% (tied – 12th highest)
> Labor force: 64,000
> Median annual wage: $41,910
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: +5.3%
> Typical entry level edu. required: N/A

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11. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents
> Unemployment rate: 7.9% (11th highest)
> Labor force: 58,000
> Median annual wage: $54,440
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: -2.4%
> Typical entry level edu. required: Bachelor’s degree

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10. Packers and packagers, hand
> Unemployment rate: 8.1% (10th highest)
> Labor force: 683,000
> Median annual wage: $24,580
> Projected employment change 2018-2028: -3.5%
> Typical entry level edu. required: No formal educational credential