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Jobs Where Pay is Falling the Fastest

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5. Clothing accessories store workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -8.9%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $31.05
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $34.09
> Sector: Retail trade
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $22.97 (+4.2% in past year)

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4. Medical equipment and supply manufacturing
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -9.2%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $30.95
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $34.09
> Sector: Durable goods manufacturing
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $32.51 (+3.5% in past year)

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3. Land subdivision workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -10.4%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $38.07
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $42.47
> Sector: Construction
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $35.00 (+5.5% in past year)

2. Spectator sports workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -10.6%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $33.12
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $37.04
> Sector: Leisure and hospitality
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $20.01 (+7.8% in past year)

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1. Business to business electronic trade and transportation workers
> 1-yr. change in avg. hourly earnings: -11.4%
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2022: $41.14
> Avg. hourly earnings, August 2021: $46.44
> Sector: Trade, transportation, and utilities
> Avg. hourly earnings across sector: $27.74 (+4.4% in past year)

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