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8. Mail Carrier

Salary: $53,090
Change From 2012: Down 9

Of course mail carriers have always had a tough job, braving the elements — including desperate housewives and neighborhood dogs. But build into that the decline in mail volume due to email and texting plus the threat of canceling Saturday delivery and that drags it down the list with a negative hiring outlook.

Saturdays haven't officially been canceled but the threat of it was built into this year's calculation and, Lee said, "It's pretty clear that's down the road."

Right now in the industry, there are more jobs being eliminated than created, he added.


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