Job Safety in Numbers
After two tumultuous years, workers crave job security and are in a position to get it. We’re in a moment of strong wage growth and “a severe worker shortage” as unemployment has fallen to just 3.6%. According to a recent Gallup poll, 71% of Americans say it's a good time to find a quality job, and only 15% think it's likely they will lose their job in the coming year. But feelings of security can change as the economy changes, so there's always good reason to pursue a job that is likely to stick around. We examined the percent increase or decrease in unemployment in the year leading up to March within professional categories tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The professions ranking high on our list experienced the greatest drop in unemployment and were deemed secure. Which ones came out on top? The results may surprise you.