A report has rated the most endangered jobs of this year - and it's bad news for postmen and postwomen.

The Jobs Rated report by CareerCast, now in its 27th year, ranked the expected growth of 200 jobs.

It found that the most dramatic decrease in expected hiring expected, for any profession, was in mail carrying - a service in far lesser demand due to technological advances in communication.

Joint second and third in terms of poor prospects were meter readers and farmers, followed by newspaper reporters.

The same report found the best job to have was that of an actuary, due to forecasted increased demand for services, high satisfaction and high pay.

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