This story originally appeared on SmartAsset.com.
The job market is constantly changing. Jobs in a certain field and geographic area may be abundant in one decade only to experience a sharp decline in the next. This can be because of many factors, including migration patterns and technological advances, that eliminate positions and industries from parts of the country.
That can make it more difficult for workers to earn and save money. With those shifts in mind, SmartAsset decided to find the fastest-disappearing job in each state.
To do so, we analyzed data for 2015 and 2019 (the latest year available) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.
We filtered out any occupation for which the standard error for the estimated number of people employed in the occupation was greater than 20. We also filtered out any occupation with “other” in the title. To rank the occupations, we considered the percentage change in people employed in each occupation over this five-year period.
All data, including earnings data, comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupation Employment Statistics. First, we’ll cover larger trends and then share state-by-state numbers.