The job outlook for Babysitters, Nannies and Parents' Helpers is considered Below Average because:
1. Employment grew at a below-average rate.
2. The retirement rate is above average, and the number of retiring workers contributes to job openings.
3. Hourly wages ($8.83) are below the national average ($18.07) , and the rate of wage growth is above average.
4. The unemployment rate (8%) is above the 2004 average (7%).