The workforce is changing in every state in America. The change extends past factory jobs — it includes the disappearance of telemarketers, substitute teachers, and administrative assistants.
Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics program, we compared total employment levels for occupations in each state in May 2013 and May 2018, the latter being the most recently available data.
We found the occupation with at least 5,000 employees in May 2013 that had the biggest percent drop in employment over the five-year period. Since we are interested in how specific occupations have changed over time, we excluded the “all other” occupational catch-all groups used by the BLS.
Here are the fastest-disappearing jobs in every US state.