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Occupations with the Greatest Projected Decline
By Number of Jobs Lost* - 1997-2004
Los Angeles County

Occupation

Annual Averages

Number of Job Declines

Openings Due to Separations

1997**

2004

Sewing Machine Operators--Garment

57,200

51,750

-5,450

4,990

Tellers

17,560

14,900

-2,660

5,150

Typists, Including Word Processing

16,410

13,970

-2,440

2,100

Computer Operators--Except Peripheral Equipment

5,270

4,470

-800

460

Postal Mail Carriers

11,020

10,440

-580

2,030

Switchboard Operators

5,830

5,310

-520

860

Electrical/Electronic Equipment Assemblers--Precision

7,910

7,450

-460

1,140

Pressing Machine Operators--Textile, Garment

4,970

4,510

-460

550

Inspectors, Testers & Graders--Precision

7,320

6,880

-440

1,000

Occupation

Annual Averages

Number of Job Declines

Openings Due to Separations

1997(2)

2004

Billing, Posting, Calculating Machine Operators

4,090

3,680

-410

530

Butchers & Meat Cutters

5,150

4,790

-360

830

Secretaries, Medical

5,390

5,120

-270

570

Peripheral EDP Equipment Operators

820

550

-270

60

Photographic Processing Machine Operators/Tenders

3,180

2,930

-250

860

Pressers--Hand

1,490

1,250

-240

260

Cutters & Trimmers--Hand

5,260

5,040

-220

830

Service Station Attendants

2,500

2,300

-200

790

Bookkeeping, Accounting Clerks

52,390

52,200

-190

6,700

Occupation

Annual Averages

Number of Job Declines

Openings Due to Separations

1997(2)

2004

Operations/Systems Researchers & Analysts--Except Computer

2,840

2,660

-180

590

Proofreaders & Copy Markers

1,250

1,070

-180

250

Station Installers--Telephone

950

770

-180

190

Machine Tool Cutting Operators--Metal, Plastic

2,640

2,470

-170

450

Law Clerks

1,560

1,390

-170

110

Statement Clerks

680

510

-170

50

Postal Service Clerks

3,030

2,870

-160

310

Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks

5,510

5,360

-150

740

Roustabouts

390

240

-150

50

Procurement Clerks

1,670

1,530

-140

160

Strippers

800

660

-140

90

Occupation

Annual Averages

Number of Job Declines

Openings Due to Separations

1997(2)

2004

Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineers

5,200

5,070

-130

570

Welfare Eligibility Workers & Interviewers

1,190

1,060

-130

160

Typesetting & Composing Machine Operators

380

250

-130

40

Reservation & Transportation Ticket Agents

10,700

10,580

-120

1,610

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers--Precision

2,530

2,410

-120

370

Electrical & Electronic Assemblers

7,280

7,170

-110

880

Plastic Molding, Casting Machine Operators

3,520

3,410

-110

600

Occupation

Annual Averages

Number of Job Declines

Openings Due to Separations

1997(2)

2004

Marking Clerks

1,190

1,080

-110

200

Petroleum Refinery, Control Panel Operators

890

790

-100

190

Directory Assistance Operators

540

440

-100

80

Dining Room Attendants, Bar Helpers

11,780

11,690

-90

2,990

Central Office Operators

1,510

1,420

-90

230

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers

760

670

-90

140

Transit Clerks

320

230

-90

60

Paste Up Workers

220

130

-90

20

Drilling Machine Setter--Metal, Plastic

1,330

1,250

-80

200

Occupation

Annual Averages

Number of Job Declines

Openings Due to Separations

1997(2)

2004

Data Keyers--Composing

550

470

-80

30

Offset Lithographic Press Setters

1,550

1,480

-70

230

Custom Tailors & Sewers

1,510

1,440

-70

190

Cementing, Gluing Machine Operators/Tenders

940

870

-70

150

Dental Laboratory Technicians, Precision

660

590

-70

80

* Excludes not elsewhere classified (NEC) categories.
** March 1998 Benchmark
Source:
California Employment Development Department

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