The new economy is consistently changing, prompting urban millennials to gravitate to careers that may on the surface seem "uncool."

In his new book, “Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy,” sociologist Richard E. Ocejo focuses on the reasons behind a revival of craft and artisanal jobs like butchers and distillers among a growing number of college-educated adults in their 20s. 

"Today’s urban economy is based on knowledge, culture, and a wide array of services. These jobs interestingly offer all three. They have emerged to provide very specialized products and services for people in search of unique consumption experiences," Ocejo said in April.

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Different from much of today’s most praised occupations in areas such as financial services and information technology, these jobs "are based in using your hands, with actual tools and materials, to provide a tangible, concrete product," Ocejo told The Wall Street Journal.  

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According to the Labor Department, between 2014 and 2024, the number of bartenders and barbers will see a 10 percent increase while the number of butchers will go up about 5 percent, in relation to an overall 7 percent increase for all jobs during these years.

Kim Blanton, a financial writer and editor of the blog Squared Away at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, notes that, "the changing labor market is making it increasingly difficult for young adults to get their careers off to the right start."

A report in December by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, "Experience and Perspective of Young Workers," presented an additionally somber assessment of the labor market for millennials.

"Young adults in the United States have experienced higher rates of unemployment and lower rates of labor force participation than the general population for at least two decades, and the Great Recession exacerbated this phenomenon," the report stated in its executive summary. "Despite a substantial labor market recovery from 2009 through 2014, vulnerable populations — including the nation’s young adults — continue to experience higher rates of unemployment.

"Changes in labor market conditions, including globalization and automation, have reduced the availability of well-paid, secure jobs for less-educated persons, particularly those jobs that provide opportunity for advancement. Furthermore, data suggest that young workers entering the labor market are affected by a long-running increase in the use of 'contingent' or 'alternative' work arrangements, characterized by contracted, part-time, temporary, and seasonal work."