May 25, 2022

Fast Facts: “The Most Unique Occupation, State by State” (Data Visualization)

The data visualization embedded below was included in a new article published by Stateline from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

From the Article:

The state of Hawaii has almost 13 times as many professional dancers than would be expected based on the national average. In New York, there are more than six times as many fashion designers. Florida has five times more professional athletes.

Indiana, home to the Purdue University Boilermakers, has more than six times as many actual, working boilermakers.

Those are just some of the results of an Pew Charitable Trusts analysis of data released last year by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (Pew also funds Stateline). The numbers show that in many cases state reputations for certain industries are well-earned and supported by employment data.

Read the Complete Stateline Article

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