Question of the Day: Is job security your top priority when you look for a new job?

Today, roughly 6 million Americans are in jobs with unemployment rates that do not exceed 1 percent, and are effectively immune to the threat of joblessness, 24/7 Wall Street reports. Meanwhile, job security is far from a guarantee for the 14.5 million Americans in professions where the unemployment rate is at least 8.5 percent, according to the website.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed unemployment rates by occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify the workers with the best and worst job security. Across a range of industries and fields, there are 26 occupations with unemployment rates that range from 8.5 percent to over 25.0 percent. In another 26 occupations, joblessness is extremely rare, with unemployment rates 1 percent or less.

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