February 08, 2000
According to BLS projections, there will be 173,000 fewer farm jobs in 2008 compared with 1998. With a projected loss of 112,000 jobs, sewing machine operators-garments are the only other occupation projected to lose more than 100,000 jobs during this time frame.
Child-care workers in private households are projected to lose 97,000 jobs; word processors and typists, 93,000; and bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 81,000. Cleaners and servants in private households, computer operators (except peripheral equipment), textile draw-out and winding machine operators, and bank tellers are among the other occupations that are expected to lose positions.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Farmers projected to have largest job loss in 1998-2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/feb/wk2/art02.htm (visited September 01, 2014).
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