The 10 Worst Industries for Job Growth in the United States

9. Foundry molders and coremakers

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These laborers stand to lose thousands of jobs. | iStock.com/shironosov

  • Predicted number of jobs in 2024: 8,700
  • Percent change from 2014: -27.7%

Though the manufacturing sector seems to be growing under President Donald Trump, the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates coremakers and molders who cast metal pieces stand to lose a large percentage of jobs. Although the overall manufacturing output is up, jobs in the industry aren’t following that trend. Moldmakers and coremakers are predicted to lose 3,300 jobs by 2024, more than 27% of the 2014 workforce.

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