Although some economic indicators may be slowly improving, some industries are still struggling to recover, according to a survey by industry research firm IBISWorld.

The survey finds that the top dying industries, which are defined by a declining life cycle stage, a decline in revenue and industry participants between 2002 and 2012 and continued declines in these metrics through 2017, are women and girls’ apparel manufacturing; costume and team uniform manufacturing; shoe and footwear manufacturing; hardware manufacturing; recordable media manufacturing; newspaper publishing; money market and other banking; DVD, game and video rental; appliance repair; and photofinishing.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.

Dig Deeper


Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.