10 Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates Farming, fishing, and forestry top the list By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jul 1, 2016 4:08 PM CDT 54 comments Comments A fisherman sorts fish off the coast of New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) (Newser) – Teachers and librarians have the lowest suicide rate while farmers and fishermen have the highest, according to a CDC study of 12,300 suicides in 17 states in 2012. Why the discrepancy? Researchers say "job-related isolation and demands, stressful work environments, and work-home imbalance, as well as socioeconomic inequities" likely play a role, per the AP. Here are the 10 fields as grouped by the CDC with the highest rates, based on the number of suicides per 100,000 workers: Farming, fishing, and forestry: 84.5 Carpenters, miners, electricians, construction trades: 53.3 Mechanics and those who do installation, maintenance, repair: 47.9 Factory and production workers: 34.5 Architecture and engineering: 32.2 Police, firefighters, corrections workers, others in protective services: 30.5 Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media: 24.3 Computer and mathematical: 23.3 Transportation workers: 22.3 Corporate executives and managers, advertising, and PR: 20.3 Click for the full list.