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Jobs Where Pay is Falling the Fastest

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10. Other grantmaking and giving service workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -5.6%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $38.38
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $40.67
> Sector: Other services
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $28.30 (+1.9% in past year)

9. Industrial process variable instrument manufacturing
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -6.3%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $36.74
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $39.19
> Sector: Durable goods manufacturing
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $32.51 (+3.5% in past year)

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8. Marketing research and public opinion pollsters
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -6.6%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $39.97
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $42.81
> Sector: Professional and business services
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $38.62 (+4.2% in past year)

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7. Document preparation service workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -8.4%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $20.16
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $22.02
> Sector: Professional and business services
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $38.62 (+4.2% in past year)

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6. Druggists’ goods trade and transportation workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -8.8%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $45.17
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $49.52
> Sector: Trade, transportation, and utilities
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $27.74 (+4.4% in past year)

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