Top 20 industries in the U.S. with largest projected payroll employment declines from 2014 to 2024 (in 1,000)

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IndustryEmployment change in thousands
Postal service-165.1
Federal non-defense government compensation-110.5
Newspaper, perodical, book and directory publishers-103.3
Wired telecommunications carriers-97.8
Federal defense government compensation-82.2
Printing and related support activities-81.4
Apparel, leather, and allied manufacturing-76.8
Crop production-65.7
Plastics product manufacturing-63.1
Textile mills and textile product mills-57.9
Other miscellaneous manufacturing-55.9
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution-40.8
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing-35.2
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing-35.1
Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing-27.3
Travel arrangement and reservation services-26.8
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing-24.3
Communications equipment manufacturing-24
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing-22.6
Federal enterprises except the Postal Service and electric utilities-22.2

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This statistic shows the top 20 industries in the U.S. with largest projected wage and salary employment declines from 2014 to 2024. By the year 2024 the number of employees working in postal service will have declined by about 165,100 jobs.
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December 2015
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