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Jobs Where Pay is Falling the Fastest

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15. Electronics store workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -4.8%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $26.31
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $27.63
> Sector: Retail trade
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $22.97 (+4.2% in past year)

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14. Carpet and upholstery cleaning services
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -4.9%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $20.77
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $21.85
> Sector: Professional and business services
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $38.62 (+4.2% in past year)

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13. Boilers, tanks, and shipping container manufacturing
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -5.1%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $29.61
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $31.19
> Sector: Durable goods manufacturing
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $32.51 (+3.5% in past year)

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12. Other transportation goods workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -5.1%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $36.73
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $38.71
> Sector: Trade, transportation, and utilities
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $27.74 (+4.4% in past year)

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11. Collection agency workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -5.3%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $23.35
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $24.65
> Sector: Professional and business services
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $38.62 (+4.2% in past year)

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