Florida’s most unique occupation is professional athletes, Texas’ most distinctive job is petroleum engineers, and New York’s is fashion designers, according to new data.
The Washington Post, based in the nation’s capital where political scientists are most popular, explains the data:
Pew analyzed the overall prevalence of certain professionals nationwide. They then compared the expected concentration relative to a state’s population to the actual concentration, to calculate the most unique job in each state, which are given on the map above.
Washington State’s most unique job is aircraft assemblers, as 90 percent of aircraft delivered in the United States will be assembled in the Evergreen State, according to Washington Aerospace. Nevada, not surprisingly, has 32 times more gaming supervisors than any other state in the union.
Like Texas, North Dakota relies on energy. They employ 36 times more extraction workers than expected based on the national average.
Indiana, home to the Purdue University Boilermakers, have more working boilermakers than anyone else – six times as many, in fact, than the rest of the country. Hawaii, on the other hand, employs 13 times as many professional dancers than its 49 predecessors, an important fact to keep in mind when you take your dream vacation.
h/t: The Blaze
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