There was a consistent decline in unemployment rate last year, opening at 7.9% in January down to an all-time year low of 7% in November (December data is not yet out), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the figure is still higher than when we started 2008 at 5% a few months before the subprime crisis hit. Clearly, many more Americans would like to land a job, but would they love these jobs to, literally, die for? Check out America’s most dangerous jobs based on the 2012 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
#9 Farmers, ranchers, agricultural managers: [21.3]
The Job: Raise animals and crops for wholesale
The Pay: $73,700
The Hazards: Heavy equipment, huge animals
Man on a tractor at Tall Oaks Farm on November 23, 1947. Tall Oaks was located on Doctors Inlet Road. Photography courtesy of the Spottswood collection and the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/53292