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MarketWatch 4.15.12

by Deidre Robinson Sunday, April 15, 2012

Market Watch

This week in MarketWatch: Economic sectors you may want to avoid in your job search, the incredible shrinking public sector, and for comic relief (and because taxes are due Tuesday)—accountants as seen on the silver screen!

Not all job sectors are increasing hiring. Here are ten industries where people are getting fired:

While workers reportedly dealt with the lowest number of planned layoffs since May 2011, jobs losses in government were the eighth-highest in the nation last month, and the federal workforce is now shrinking at the fastest rate since the 1950s.

Most accountants and IRS agents in movies are bloodless bureaucrats who range from the socially awkward to the positively demonic. Here are nine memorable depictions.