America's most and least common jobs

Which occupations are growing and shrinking the most reveals a great deal about our economy.

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May 5, 2014 6:49PM
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Another common job I'm seeing nowadays - No job at all
May 5, 2014 7:55PM
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Most Common Job: Sign Holder...."Will work for food".
May 6, 2014 9:52AM
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I thought the most common would be Lobbyists and Personal Injury Lawyers
May 5, 2014 11:51PM
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Ditch digging is a job going away. Most young people wouldn't know what a shovel looks like, or where the switch is to start it. Don't you know the whole world is at your fingertips, via the i-phone. I can't wait to see what happens next! I think I will get a face tattoo and my eyelids pierced. That will get me a good job in customer service at Sears. Wait, why don't I just apply for Social Security disability? Obama is a god you know. Screw work. Black men have it figured out. Illegals have it figured out. White trash get paid to stay home, so where does that leave us? We are the Hispanics, Blacks, Asians, Indians and least of all whites who DO want the American dream and aren't afraid to pursue it. So why did Bill Clinton and Congress give our good paying industrial jobs to China, India, and Mexico? Why do working Americans go to work and try to maintain a job, when Congress doesn't give a rip about us? The answer is blowing out Obama's rear, and it doesn't smell like roses.
May 5, 2014 10:44PM
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Industrial-organizational psychologist..........?????      I'll say it for free.........if you've got a job, thank God (or your stars......or whatever) everyday, get your **** to work, and do your best for your family and yourself.
May 6, 2014 8:00AM
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Most jobs are being lost to illegal immigrants. Sorry but they gots ta go.
May 6, 2014 11:31AM
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Most common job: GAR-Government Assistance Receipient
May 6, 2014 11:53AM
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Most of those jobs pay crap and you work your as off for the crap you get.
May 12, 2014 6:05AM
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Same clueless idiots on here day in and day out bitching about manufacturing jobs being gone.....As soon as they leave their computers, they will be off to Walmart to buy some more cheap Chinese junk. 
May 12, 2014 8:59AM
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Common does not equal popular. People only work low paying jobs because that is all there is available to them.
May 12, 2014 8:02AM
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American Politicians all agree that exporting Manufacturing Jobs overseas is good for the Economy.
That is because a politician has never had to live Paycheck to Paycheck or have ever been 30 days away from financial insolvency. Kids in inner cities around America would LOVE to have the opportunity to work ANYWHERE. We need leadership that is in touch with the needs of American people and NOT jut their own needs, like getting re-elected.
May 5, 2014 9:23PM
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Most jobs-- incompetence.

Least jobs-- competence.
May 6, 2014 2:31AM
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so theres 13 million low paying jobs out of that first 6 common jobs.not counting nurses....well thats 13 million put into that 50 million in poverty..but surely theres more jobs out there that are not as comon but still low paying...i was thinking there would be more...so in stat forms...5 of the 6 most common jobs in america are bad paying. or low paying....thats prettty bad like a F-  in my books..

 

and 25,000 a year for retail workers? yeah right..where in california? and for the top of the line storeS? 20,000 for cashiers? good one.. msn..good one...not at wal mart for these ones lol...maybe for above average stores but not for the slave empire companys.....heck how can they even get a average of 20-25,000 for these jobs? most of them are PART TIME....cut that in half and then some if its part time...next they'll say wal mart's full time worker makes 20,000...yeah and most of them are part time maybe if you are that one lucky full time person....

May 5, 2014 11:30PM
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most common job is filling out unemployment papers. Thanks Obummer.
May 5, 2014 9:57PM
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combat medic in Afgy., business is "booming"
May 6, 2014 9:34AM
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If Obama wasn't  President I would be a rocket scientist living in a mansion.

Pretty sure of it!!

May 12, 2014 8:14AM
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Both sides need to get together and work on a comprehensive job growth plan. Most corporations are still cutting payrolls, while the CEOs income is growing at an absurd rate. They are requiring more production out of current staff, and automating everything they can. They recieve a low tax rate to bring profits, made out of country back, although these profits never make it to the working class. This trend is not sustainable. As more people can't get quality employment, the need for welfare will increase. If a person feels like they can live better on welfare, what is the incentive to take a minimum wage job? Lets say a worker takes home 1,100 a month. Rent of 650, gas 200, food 300 utilities 200. That's already 1,350.  Add in clothes, phone, maybe internet, medical co pays, cable t.v., and vehicle costs( insurance, repairs, payments) . If things don't change, we can expect the need for welfare to expand, as well as crime,  causing more burden on those with jobs.
May 12, 2014 8:20AM
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It's seems we are so proud here in the U.S. that we are a 3rd world society. College grads with their higher education can be great Star Buck servers. They make their parents proud after they spend 200,000 to 300,000 for that sheep's skin.  Thank you America's business for moving all your manufacturing jobs over sea's and investing the profits not here but in China, India, Philippian's and other former 3rd world countries. When the American brain dead populous wake-up and stop buying all the crap that is imported; maybe we can get back to what made America great.
May 12, 2014 6:20AM
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Most common job now is government employees to tell you why you're not employed.
May 6, 2014 9:11AM
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One of the absolute BEST jobs that I ever encountered was for "Repatriation of American Currency" in the Caribbean.  The job entailed going from bank to bank on each Caribbean island, picking up surplus American currency, and then bringing it back to the USA.  It usually involved one week per island with plenty of time on each island for recreation.  I asked the jobholder how I could get such a job and was told that openings are VERY few and far between (LOL)!
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