15 disappearing middle-class jobs

The high unemployment rate seen during the Great Recession has pulled back, but some of the lost jobs simply aren't returning.

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Jan 23, 2014 4:22AM
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Would have helped to know why the job is going away and what's replacing it or the trend for the future.  Incomplete article for details
Jan 23, 2014 4:18AM
Jan 22, 2014 8:07PM
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"...disappearing middle-class jobs".


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Jan 23, 2014 5:35AM
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What a fantastic way to prove that real reporters are quickly disappearing.. no facts, no descriptions of jobs, no analysis or reasons.. just a list that could have been made up by the janitor.  I wouldn't want to pay a "reporter" wage for this kind of work either.
Jan 23, 2014 4:25AM
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Giving a 'list' is one thing, ... but I'd like to know the 'why' it is being listed.
Jan 23, 2014 7:07AM
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I guess all writing jobs at MSN already have gone away because this "article" is about as incomplete as it gets. 
No mention of why or what replaced those positions? 
I know, MSN doesn't care because they already got my click and my comment. 
Pretty soon, most internet content will be a series of intriguing headlines with absolutely no substance (perhaps that's where we already are today...). 
Jan 23, 2014 8:31AM
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Since when is 21,000 to 36,000 income considered middle class? What a low income story.
Jan 23, 2014 6:09AM
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My friends thanks to soulless corporate executives and bought off politicians  almost ALL the middle class jobs are going away!  Everybody please take a minute to learn about this pending "Trans Pacific Partnership" secret trade deal being worked out by the multi national corporations without even allowing most of congress to have input into it! If it goes through, it's a wet dream for the corporations, between it's lack of regulation enforcement rules and opening up of slave labor markets.  The working stiff in this country may soon have to compete with a guy (or child) in Vietnam who makes 2 dollars a day and has no workers rights!  How'd NAFTA work out for us regular guys?  Both sides of the political spectrum, from the green party to the tea party are against this, there's  no gain for anyone but the top 1/10 of one percent. Please contact your Rep and tell them to oppose this BAD deal for American workers  Oh, and ask yourself why you've hardly seen this deal reported anywhere too! 
Jan 23, 2014 8:16AM
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I'd like to see Govt jobs on that list, we would all be better off then.
Jan 23, 2014 5:40AM
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Why have tech related jobs been disappearing?  Well, Clinton thought NAFTA sounded like a good idea.  Every since NAFTA Tech and Mfg  jobs have been disappearing in our country and reappearing in other countries.  Walmarts, Targets, and fast food places have no use for tech people.
Jan 23, 2014 6:24AM
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The embalmers are really a dying industry.
Jan 22, 2014 11:07PM
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Most of the jobs listed are being lost to automation/innovation, this would have happened recession or not. This has been a problem since the dawn of the industrial revolution. In times past, innovation led to new products, and new markets.The difference now is, this doesn't seem to be happening.  Maybe we'll wind up like the society in the book Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut, where only people with Phd's have a job.
Jan 23, 2014 4:41AM
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Advancements in technology, not some worldwide conspiracy or Obama's economic policies, killed most of the jobs listed.  A similar list a century ago might have included jobs such as kerosene deliveryman, telegraph operator, or blacksmith. Fifty years ago you could have someone come to your house to fix your TV, and most families still had milk delivered to their house every morning. Jobs come and go as technology changes.  Technology is simply changing at a much faster pace now.
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Yeah and the statistics shown do not include people who exhausted their benefits at unemployment.  Jobs are going away and jobs are getting thinner.  If we continue to send our jobs to India and not educate our population real soon, no one will have a job in 20 years. WAKE UP Mr In-Source.  I am a one man show here in my job and the company I work for is from India.  They want me to work the number of hours they do in India and during the time of day they work.  My workweek is 60-80 hours and I get no overtime, I am exempt.  When I go home after the day of work (12-18 hrs) I am still called.  Now I am getting less and less of a life.  My vacation consists of moving to a new location for another company contract.  I pay for multiple residence (I Own  Home and live in an apt).  In IT the only way to get a job today is with an India company or affiliate.  I have a serious cultural issue and am seeing major prejudice from the company.  How much more are we going to take from the current administration that claims unemployment is going down and the media advertising falsely?  Why are we concerned with the 2nd amendment when the first is just as dangerous to our lifestyle?
Jan 23, 2014 4:15AM
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Most are being lost to a robot or some other mechanical wizard. We all think automation is so great, well every time a robot goes on line a number of humans go off and the number grows more and more each day.

"Take care of yourself", "eat this", "no, don't eat that", live longer but just don't expect to find a job.

Jan 23, 2014 12:03AM
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How did decide a reporter's position is disappearing? Also where did you get the salary from? This number is very low. Are you talking about Iowa and a recent grad? This is flawed
Jan 23, 2014 8:26AM
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One Poster states, "Multinational corporations no longer have a sense of responsibility for supporting a local economy. Their community in international, not local. They can not compete in international markets unless they do so. The exporting of jobs will continue until multinational corporations are taxed higher on profits earned through sales in the US. This of course would lead to these companies leaving the US. You just can not win on this."

Basically this poster is just making a bunch of excuses for Corporations. The more folks that make excuses for their bad behavior, the more likely they will continue it. At least one news source just reported that Corporations have Double their CASH Hoard, $7Trillion, from what they had just 10 years ago yet Capital expenditure relative to sales is at a 22-year low. Somehow in spite of stagnant or lower wages for everyone else, the wage Gap has moved from 40 to 1 to well over 400 to 1. So the Real Workers have less money to spend into the Economy so Companies have turned to fuzzy Math to make the number work for Stock Buybacks and massive Payouts to CEO types. We get less while they get far more. The result, Record Global Poverty and Pollution.
Jan 23, 2014 5:07AM
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this is why i work by myself' -self employed'
Jan 23, 2014 4:10AM
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lol 6.7? odd it was 7.0 a month or two ago...yet it was 10% 4-5 years ago..odd it sure added alot of made up part time jobs in the meantime..oh and its morel ike 10-12% alot of people like me gave up and got sick of wasting time and resources over petty jobs.
Jan 23, 2014 4:35AM
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The jobs that are vanishing are the result of technology shifts that have eliminated the need for the services listed. Computers are thecause and not Washington or Wall Street.


Who needs file clerks and data entry clerks with todays automated and paperless systems, for example?


Wall Street is responsible for exporting jobs to the lowest cost supplier in the world in order to  maximize profits. Multinational corporations no longer have a sense of responsibility for supporting a local economy. Their community in international, not local. They can not compete in international markets unless they do so. The exporting of jobs will continue until multinational corporations are taxed higher on profits earned through sales in the US. This of course would lead to these companies leaving the US. The only answer then would be tarrifs, or taxes on sales of  imported goods originating in foreign contries. This would result in a trade war which would hurt those companies remaining in the US.  You just can not win on this.

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