The following comments cover the career grouping of Mail and Message Distribution Occupations, which includes Postal Clerks.
Job openings will be largely due to retirements. Over the 2011-2020 period, the retirement rate for this occupation will be high, exceeding the average rate for all occupations. The high retirement rate is due to the fact that workers in this occupation are on average older than those in other occupations. On the other hand, the number of new jobs (expansion demand) will be very low throughout the this period. This relatively weak employment growth is primarily due to falling demand for postal services caused by an increase in the use of communications technologies (Internet, email). Given the attractive wage conditions for this occupation and the relatively significant replacement needs due to retirement, a certain number of job seekers will also come from other occupations.
Job Seekers: 27,297
Job Openings: 33,861
Job prospects for this career are rated Good