Table 2: Declining Industries Report for 2009Q4 in NAICS
NAICS (1) SECTOR SUBSECTOR 2009Q4 AWW (2) Emp. 2009Q4 Emp. 2008Q4 Emp. Change Pct. Change Emp. 2009Q3 Emp. 2008Q3 Emp. Change Pct. Change Avg. Decline (3) Rank (4)
211 Mining Oil & gas extraction $1,729.73 4,016 4,719 -704 -14.9% 4,082 4,800 -718 -15.0% -14.9% 11
213 Mining Support activities for mining $1,349.83 10,586 15,776 -5,190 -32.9% 10,562 15,313 -4,751 -31.0% -32.0% 2
236 Construction Construction of buildings $889.79 4,188 4,917 -730 -14.8% 4,635 5,172 -537 -10.4% -12.6% 16
237 Construction Heavy & civil engineering construction $1,103.00 7,258 9,048 -1,790 -19.8% 8,088 10,514 -2,426 -23.1% -21.4% 6
238 Construction Specialty trade contractors $871.35 11,788 13,950 -2,162 -15.5% 12,893 14,869 -1,975 -13.3% -14.4% 14
321 Manufacturing Wood product manufacturing $678.69 346 525 -179 -34.1% 377 591 -215 -36.3% -35.2% 1
323 Manufacturing Printing & related support activities $561.70 273 329 -55 -16.8% 271 337 -66 -19.6% -18.2% 10
326 Manufacturing Plastics & rubber products manufacturing $818.19 337 494 -157 -31.7% 357 498 -141 -28.3% -30.0% 3
332 Manufacturing Fabricated metal product manufacturing $986.51 1,325 1,658 -333 -20.1% 1,390 1,681 -291 -17.3% -18.7% 9
334 Manufacturing Computer & electronic product manufacturing $930.42 181 244 -63 -25.9% 193 239 -46 -19.2% -22.6% 5
336 Manufacturing Transportation equipment manufacturing $725.17 355 441 -86 -19.5% 306 483 -177 -36.6% -28.1% 4
337 Manufacturing Furniture & related product manufacturing $589.26 220 270 -50 -18.4% 254 284 -31 -10.8% -14.6% 12
423 Wholesale trade Merchant wholesalers, durable goods $1,180.06 5,363 5,958 -595 -10.0% 5,530 5,929 -399 -6.7% -8.4% 25
425 Wholesale trade Electronic markets & agents & brokers $1,583.30 268 329 -62 -18.7% 271 343 -73 -21.2% -19.9% 7
441 Retail Trade Motor vehicle & parts dealers $754.23 4,077 4,437 -360 -8.1% 4,252 4,608 -356 -7.7% -7.9% 27
442 Retail Trade Furniture & home furnishings stores $539.59 727 824 -97 -11.8% 738 849 -111 -13.0% -12.4% 17
444 Retail Trade Building material & garden supply stores $584.27 2,793 3,119 -327 -10.5% 3,025 3,215 -191 -5.9% -8.2% 26
447 Retail Trade Gasoline stations $412.81 3,761 4,183 -422 -10.1% 4,064 4,367 -303 -6.9% -8.5% 23
448 Retail Trade Clothing & clothing accessories stores $363.92 1,369 1,488 -119 -8.0% 1,398 1,560 -162 -10.4% -9.2% 20
451 Retail Trade Sporting goods, hobby, book & music stores $348.61 1,359 1,459 -101 -6.9% 1,414 1,510 -97 -6.4% -6.6% 31
453 Retail Trade Miscellaneous store retailers $390.58 1,738 1,888 -149 -7.9% 1,879 2,007 -129 -6.4% -7.2% 28
454 Retail Trade Nonstore retailers $681.80 1,321 1,637 -316 -19.3% 1,203 1,485 -282 -19.0% -19.1% 8
484 Transportation & warehousing Truck transportation $906.19 3,818 4,522 -704 -15.6% 3,954 4,545 -591 -13.0% -14.3% 15
491 Transportation & warehousing Postal service $1,049.86 1,179 1,276 -97 -7.6% 1,215 1,293 -78 -6.0% -6.8% 30
493 Transportation & warehousing Warehousing & storage $724.78 1,153 1,270 -116 -9.2% 1,169 1,284 -116 -9.0% -9.1% 21
511 Information Publishing industries, except Internet $584.02 1,077 1,181 -104 -8.8% 1,097 1,214 -117 -9.6% -9.2% 19
515 Information Broadcasting, except Internet $591.30 473 503 -30 -6.0% 474 510 -36 -7.1% -6.5% 33
523 Finance & insurance Securities, commodity contracts, investments $1,687.76 510 550 -40 -7.3% 506 538 -32 -5.9% -6.6% 32
532 Real estate & rental & leasing Rental & leasing services $901.28 1,928 2,277 -348 -15.3% 2,080 2,408 -328 -13.6% -14.5% 13
541 Professional & technical services Professional & technical services $1,175.55 9,191 10,139 -948 -9.4% 9,393 10,187 -794 -7.8% -8.6% 22
561 Administrative & waste services Administrative & support services $540.24 6,230 7,006 -775 -11.1% 7,167 8,130 -963 -11.8% -11.5% 18
721 Accommodation and food services Accommodation $410.62 9,793 10,696 -903 -8.4% 14,009 14,805 -796 -5.4% -6.9% 29
811 Other services, except public administration Repair & maintenance $806.33 3,912 4,360 -448 -10.3% 4,021 4,302 -281 -6.5% -8.4% 24
  Total   $895.01 102,913 121,474 -18,561 -15.3% 112,266 129,872 -17,606 -13.6% -14.4%  
1. Includes both public and privately owned firms.
2. The Average Weekly Wage (AWW) is calculated by dividing the total wage for the industry group by the total number of jobs for the industry group and the number of weeks in the observed quarter. To give some context to this number, the AWW for all declining industries in 2009Q4 is $895.01. The reader should also be aware that, AWW's at the industry Group Level are susceptible to wage bias due to sample size, occupational distributions, seasonal pay and bonuses, and keying error.
3. The percentage for Average Decline is defined as: (percent growth current quarter + percent growth previous quarter)/2. 
4. Rank is based on the magnitude of the percent Average growth relative to the magnitude of all other growing industries.
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