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Millennials are making "old-timey" jobs great again

Bartenders, barbers, butchers, craft brewers, bookbinders, furniture makers and fishmongers are among traditional jobs the Wall Street Journal reports are making a comeback in some gentrifying, working-class neighborhoods in cities such as Brooklyn, Portland and Pittsburgh.

Sociologist Richard Ocejo tells the WSJ that millennials are drawn to these jobs "as a reaction to 'the ephemerality of the digital age'."

Our thought bubble: These jobs tend to attract college-educated workers and will never number enough to replace the large-scale industrial, blue-collar jobs that have disappeared from cities.