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.
#3 Pilots, flight engineers: [53.4]
The Job: Fly aircrafts from single-propellers to commercial jetliners
The Pay: $128,800
The Hazards: Air disturbances, high altitude, take-offs and landings
Charles Lindbergh with the "Spirit of St. Louis" in Jacksonville on October 10, 1927. Photograph courtesy of the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/137697