U.S. industries with largest projected payroll employment declines 2018-2028

This statistic shows the top 20 industries in the U.S. with largest projected wage and salary employment declines from 2018 to 2028. By the year 2028, the number of employees working in postal service will have declined by about 126,500 jobs.

Top 20 industries in the U.S. with largest projected payroll employment declines from 2018 to 2028

IndustryEmployment change in thousands
Wired telecommunications carriers-127.2
Postal Service -126.5
Wholesale trade -98.5
All other retail -88.7
Printing and related support activities -84.5
Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers -76.8
Private households -75.6
General Merchandise stores -69.9
Textile mills and textile product mills -40.3
Apparel, leather and allied product manufacturing -40.1
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing -39
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing -36.7
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing -35.1
Food and beverage stores -29.9
Drycleaning and laundry services -24.5
State government enterprises -24.2
Communications equipment manufacturing -23.5
Travel arrangement and reservation services -23.1
Plastics product manufacturing -22.6
Converted paper product manufacturing -22.6
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.

Figures are taken from accompanying data tables, available here.

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