Link Copied

The 10 worst industries for job security

10. Membership associations and organizations, which include clubs representing various interest or trade groups, had job growth of 2.3% over the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 4.5 years.

10. Membership associations and organizations, which include clubs representing various interest or trade groups, had job growth of 2.3% over the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 4.5 years.
Share Slide

9. Food services and drinking places had job growth of 14.7% over the last 5 years, but a median job tenure of just 2 years.

9. Food services and drinking places had job growth of 14.7% over the last 5 years, but a median job tenure of just 2 years.
Share Slide

8. The accommodation industry, which includes hotels and similar establishments, had job growth of 8.5% in the last 5 years, and a median job tenure of 3.1 years.

8. The accommodation industry, which includes hotels and similar establishments, had job growth of 8.5% in the last 5 years, and a median job tenure of 3.1 years.
Share Slide

7. The paper and printing industry, which makes paper and prints things on it, had a 4.3% decline in employment over the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 5.4 years.

7. The paper and printing industry, which makes paper and prints things on it, had a 4.3% decline in employment over the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 5.4 years.
Share Slide

6. The non-internet publishing industry, which includes newspaper and book publishing, had job growth of 1.1% over the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 4.1 years.

6. The non-internet publishing industry, which includes newspaper and book publishing, had job growth of 1.1% over the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 4.1 years.
Share Slide

5. The radio, television, and cable broadcasting industry had a 3.8% drop in employment in the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 5 years.

5. The radio, television, and cable broadcasting industry had a 3.8% drop in employment in the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 5 years.
Share Slide

4. Retail trade had 3.6% job growth in the last 5 years and median job tenure of just 3 years.

4. Retail trade had 3.6% job growth in the last 5 years and median job tenure of just 3 years.
Share Slide

3. The textiles, apparel, and leather industry (which makes clothing and other cloth goods) had a 10.2% decline in employment in the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 5 years.

3. The textiles, apparel, and leather industry (which makes clothing and other cloth goods) had a 10.2% decline in employment in the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 5 years.
Share Slide

2. The telecommunications industry (which builds, operates, and maintains the infrastructure for telephone, television, and internet services) had a 13.9% decline in employment in the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 5.2 years.

2. The telecommunications industry (which builds, operates, and maintains the infrastructure for telephone, television, and internet services) had a 13.9% decline in employment in the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 5.2 years.
Share Slide

1. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction had a 14.1% decline in employment in the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 5.1 years.

1. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction had a 14.1% decline in employment in the last 5 years and a median job tenure of 5.1 years.
Share Slide
More from our Partners