The job outlook for Other Elemental Service Occupations is considered Below Average because:
1. Employment grew at an average rate.
2. The retirement rate is above average, and the number of retiring workers contributes to job openings.
3. Hourly wages ($10.53) are below the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is above average.
4. The unemployment rate (7%) is close to the 2004 average (7%).