Special Report

This Is America's Fastest Dying Industry

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20. Bituminous coal underground mining
> Employment change 2011-2020: -55.30%
> Employment 2020: 21,128
> 10-yr. change in avg. annual pay: 6.80%
> Avg. annual pay 2020: $90,456

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19. Drilling oil and gas wells
> Employment change 2011-2020: -55.93%
> Employment 2020: 38,468
> 10-yr. change in avg. annual pay: 19.33%
> Avg. annual pay 2020: $107,699

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18. Photography studios, portrait
> Employment change 2011-2020: -56.17%
> Employment 2020: 25,939
> 10-yr. change in avg. annual pay: 42.11%
> Avg. annual pay 2020: $31,266

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17. Junior colleges
> Employment change 2011-2020: -56.77%
> Employment 2020: 22,058
> 10-yr. change in avg. annual pay: 22.05%
> Avg. annual pay 2020: $47,308

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16. Directory and mailing list publishers
> Employment change 2011-2020: -57.18%
> Employment 2020: 13,654
> 10-yr. change in avg. annual pay: 15.62%
> Avg. annual pay 2020: $79,614

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