A study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the human resources industry is on the decline and the number of jobs in it is falling faster than at any point in recent memory.
The BLS report, which looks at occupations across the United States, also shows the average annual pay for human resources occupations in 2020 was $58,900.
But the number has been falling since 2015.
The bureau reported the number fell 1.2% in 2020 from a year earlier, to 1.45 million people employed in the workforce, according to the report released Tuesday.
The number of people employed as HR professionals fell 4.2%, to 9.35 million people.
The report also shows that HR professionals are the least popular occupations in the country, with just 4.1% of employees choosing to work as HR people in 2020.
The number of HR professionals has been declining in the U, especially in higher-paid fields, and that has been driven by a combination of factors.
The U.P. has more women than men in the HR profession, with women making up 17.9% of all HR professionals in 2020, according the BLS.
The overall percentage of people who work as employees in HR was down 3.6% to 14.1%.
“We’re seeing a number of trends,” said Janice Fennell, director of HR and HR-related services at the National Women’s Law Center, which is the lead author of the BSA report.
“The trend is that we are increasingly moving away from the traditional HR roles of having someone in charge of a job, which tends to be the norm for HR professionals.”
In the years leading up to 2020, the number and share of HR people employed dropped in more than half of the US. states, including Texas, North Dakota and Florida.
In some of those states, like Texas, the share of jobs as HR managers fell as did the share as HR salespeople, according.
But in other states, such as Florida, the percentage of HR jobs was up.
“As HR is moving away to being more of a management role, it’s also moving to be more of an individualized role, where we’re looking for more of people to manage individual roles,” said Fennill.
Fennell said the lack of HR roles is especially true in states like Florida, where the number as HR is down from the past decade, but still far higher than the national average.
In 2020, Florida had a HR job vacancy rate of 1.9%, according to a 2017 survey by the state.
But that was up from 1.4% in 2017, and 3.5% in 2016.
Florida’s HR vacancy rate also dropped in 2021 from 1 in 2020 to 0.5%.
“Florida is one of the states that has had the greatest growth in HR roles in the past couple of years,” said Tom Cottam, director and chief research officer of HR for the consulting firm CareerBuilder.
“We are seeing a lot more of HR companies moving away and moving to the individualized HR role, and there is a lot of interest in HR-specific roles.”
The decline in HR jobs has led to a shift in HR spending away from higher-paying jobs like sales, office administration and accounting, according a survey of HR employees by the National Association of Public Administration.
The survey found that the average HR salary for a manager of a firm that had less than 1,000 employees in 2020 rose to $80,500.
But an HR manager earning $90,000 or more would need to spend $1,500 more on HR-centric goods and services, including $150 more for HR-focused travel, and $150 extra for HR team members to take advantage of other perks.
Cottam said HR salaries are expected to be at their lowest point since the early 1990s, and the decline in salaries is also likely to be due to the retirement of some HR workers.
But he said the overall decline in salary is “quite dramatic.”
“The HR industry has been doing very well over the last 20 years and there’s a lot to be hopeful about,” he said.
“There are a lot fewer people working in HR.
But it’s still a very good-paying job, and it’s one that’s really popular,” said Cottom.
In general, the UP is not the only place where HR is trending down.
In 2016, HR was in a steady decline in the United Kingdom, with HR roles declining in all regions of the country except the U .
P. and Northern Ireland.
The United States was one of a few areas where HR roles increased over the past 10 years.
The U.K. has also seen a sharp increase in the number working as HR, as have many other nations.
In the United Arab Emirates, HR roles fell by almost 20% in the decade to 2020.
But HR positions