The job outlook for Chain Saw and Skidder Operators 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 ($17.36) are close to the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is above average.
4. The unemployment rate (17%) is above the 2004 average (7%).