Special Report

Jobs Where Pay is Falling the Fastest

30. Other stone miners and quarry workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -3.1%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $27.86
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $28.74
> Sector: Mining and logging
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $36.40 (+2.8% in past year)

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29. Motor vehicle manufacturing
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -3.1%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $34.80
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $35.91
> Sector: Durable goods manufacturing
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $32.51 (+3.5% in past year)

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28. Surgical appliances and supplies manufacturing
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -3.3%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $29.46
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $30.45
> Sector: Durable goods manufacturing
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $32.51 (+3.5% in past year)

27. Soaps, cleaning compounds, and toiletries manufacturing
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -3.4%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $30.06
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $31.11
> Sector: Nondurable goods manufacturing
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $28.20 (+3.6% in past year)

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26. Electronics and appliance store workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -3.4%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $26.64
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $27.58
> Sector: Retail trade
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $22.97 (+4.2% in past year)

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