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The top jobs with the lowest unemployment rates for 2012 include fields in areas from health care and finance, to social services and engineering — and all require a lot of education and training.
“You look at these jobs, they are all high skilled, high education, and high experience,” said Abraham Mosisa, an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Therefore, demand is generally high in all those areas.”
On the other end of the spectrum are jobs in construction, sales, and transportation. Not only do many of these jobs require less formal training and education, but some – like telemarketing — tend to have high rates of turnover, said Mosisa.