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Think you have a bad job? Perhaps it's not as tough as newspaper reporter, which tops CareerCast's 28th Jobs Rated report as the worst job in U.S. for the third year in a row. The report evaluated work environment, income and growth potential among 200 occupations in creating the rankings.

The three-time champion isn't that surprising as parts of the journalism business have been imploding for a while. Nationally, salaries averaged about $36,000. Print newspaper circulation has fallen 17 percent and advertising revenue is down by more than half over the last decade.

And from 2007 to 2015, the national number of full-time journalists dropped to 32,000 from about 55,000.

"What the report is [probably] pointing to is the job security and the pay," said Cole Rosengren, a young freelance reporter in the Boston area. "A lot of us do have side jobs as well."

Rosengren, who has also worked in retail, restaurants and as a delivery biker in the snow, still said he is happy as a reporter.

What about the other tough jobs out there? Click ahead to see four of the other "worst" jobs as defined by CareerCast chosen from among the top 10. The criteria for these particular occupations were based on how dangerous and off-putting they can be.

By CNBC's Josh Weiss

Posted on April 22, 2016

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