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The Most Common Job in Every State

I'm a bit surprised. Since half of Neatorama's authors live in California, I had simply assumed that blogging is what most Californians do. But for California, like most of the country, the most common job is truck driving, as NPR learned by pulling US Census data.

The maps are part of an interactive tool that shows the most common jobs for every quadrennium from 1978 to 2014. You can see the gradual reduction of secretaries, farmers, and machine operators for truck drivers, school teachers, and software developers.

What do you think that a map like these for the year 2050 would look like? What jobs do you think will be common?


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When did they change jobs listed as secretary into office assistants et al? Probably around the same time that sales clerks became associates. Silly word world in which we are living.
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