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The job market is constantly changing. Jobs in a specific area and geographic area can be plentiful in a decade, but will drop sharply in the next decade. This can be due to many factors, including migration patterns and technological advances that eliminate positions and industries from parts of the country.

This can make it more difficult for workers to make and save money. Given these changes, SmartAsset chose to find the fastest disappearing job in every state.

To that end, we analyzed the 2015 and 2019 data (the last year available) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

We have filtered out every job for which the standard error for the estimated number of people employed in the job was greater than 20. We also filtered out each job with "others" in the title. In order to classify the professions, we took into account the percentage change in the number of people employed in each profession during this five-year period.

All data, including income data, comes from employment statistics from the United States Department of Labor Statistics. We'll cover bigger trends first, and then split the numbers from state to state.


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