America’s 25 dying industries include sound studios, textiles, newspapers. No shock there until I saw:
- PORT AND HARBOR OPERATIONS
Employment change 2007-2016: -58.0%
Jobs at ports and harbors typically involve cargo and ship handling and navigation — all jobs that are slowly being automated. While automation is killing jobs, it results in more efficient, precise, and profitable loading and unloading of ship cargo.
The industry is heavily dependent on global commerce — which is currently booming. While industry jobs may be disappearing, ports and harbors are not. As employment in the industry fell by 58.0% in the last 10 years, the number of U.S. ports and harbors increased by 2.2%.