Where You Shouldn’t Look For A Job

The unemployment rate in the US has hovered around 10% for more then 3 years. Some economist say that the true unemployment is closer to 20%. True unemployment from my understanding is people under employed or have given up looking for work all together. I had written in a post about some of the dying industries. There are other business’s that I would stay away from right now, business’s that are paying their people less then they were a few years ago. US News and World Report has written about 10 fields were wages are depressed, theseĀ are not exactly booming and I would tend to stay away from right now.

You will see some carry over from the previous post and this one.

Airlines. Average hourly pay: $26.55. Change since 2007: -4.2 percent.

Airline consolidation and a tough economy have reduced payrolls and cut into pay. Plus, some unions have made pay concessions to help struggling carriers survive.

Water transportation. Average hourly pay: $24.07. Change since 2007: -3.8 percent.

This industry consists largely of cargo companies whose shipments declined during the global recession. Plus, many shippers are based overseas, which drives down pay for the whole industry.

Hotels. Average hourly pay: $15.19. Change since 2007: 1.9 percent.

Computer systems design. Average hourly pay: $40.16. Change since 2007: 1.2 percentĀ  At least this has a future….

Waste collection. Average hourly pay: $19.30. Change since 2007: -0.4 percent.

Business support services. Average hourly pay: $17.10. Change since 2007: -2.5 percent

Bank lending. Average hourly pay: $24.27. Change since 2007: 2.1 percent

Telecommunications. Average hourly pay: $29. Change since 2007: 2.2 percent….we saw this in the other post

Dentist offices. Average hourly pay: $28.29. Change since 2007: 2.4 percent.

Retail. Average hourly pay: $15.56. Change since 2007: 2.8 percent

Most of these jobs have services that people can do without, except perhaps waste collection… Those jobs tend to take pay cuts and other concessions to stay employed. don’t get me wrong any job is better then no job, yes even if unemployment pays you more, but it’s not a field I would look to.

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