Career Outlook for Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators

Also known as:  Flat Sorter Operator, Flat Sorting Machine Clerk, Mail Forwarding System Markup Clerk, Parcel Post Distribution Machine Operator, Post Office Markup Clerk, Postal Service Mail Processor, Small Package and Bundle Sorter Clerk
The overall job outlook for Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processor, or Processing Machine Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 32.08 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 5.35 percent per year. Demand for Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators is expected to go down, with an expected -20,330 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 1.75 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators in the following states
California 15,840
New York 11,450
Texas 9,410
Illinois 7,960
Pennsylvania 7,780
Florida 7,530
New Jersey 6,580
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
Virgin Islands 40
Wyoming 360
Vermont 420
Delaware 450
North Dakota 460
Idaho 470
Alaska 480
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