24/7 Wall St. rankings gurus Thomas C. Frohlich, Sam Stebbins and Michael B. Sauter tapped Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data to identify the 25 jobs with the highest and the lowest unemployment rates.
Frohlich, Stebbins and Sauter observe that jobs with a low skills threshold tend to be the ones with the highest unemployment rates and insecurity, despite a national level of 4.9%. They write that one other field alone is where the most secure jobs in the economy are:
Health sector positions, for example, are projected to grow considerably faster through 2024 than the national average employment growth. Eleven of the 25 occupations with the lowest unemployment rates are health-related professions. No other industry is better-represented among professions with low unemployment.