Occupations with the lowest unemployment rates:
- Appraisers and assessors of real estate: 0.4%
- Therapists, all other: 0.4%
- First-line managers of police and detectives: 0.4%
- Locomotive engineers and operators: 0.4%
- Directors, religious activities and education: 0.8%
- Dentists: 0.8%
- Speech-language pathologists: 0.8%
- Detectives and criminal investigators: 0.8%
- Physicians and surgeons: 0.9%
- Occupational therapists: 1.0%
Occupations with the highest unemployment rates:
Helpers, construction trades: 36.0%
Structural iron and steel workers: 28.4%
Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers: 25.3%
Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons: 25.1%
Construction laborers: 25.0%
Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers: 23.9%
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan: 23.4%
In 2010, the Labor Dept. tracked unemployment rates for more than 500 occupations--from travel agents (11% unemployed) to taxi drivers (10.7%). See how each occupation stacks up.
Unemployment Rates, a Detailed Look - Infographic - WSJ.com.
I have a friend in construction who has been out work for about a year. I'm going to convince him to go to dental school.