We looked at shifts in job distribution over the past several decades, but it was difficult to see by how much each occupation group changed individually. The chart below makes the changes more obvious. For example, computer and math jobs went from relative nothing to a +544% explosion since 1970. Changes Since 1970 As you might expect, jobs in computers and math grew a lot over the past several decades,...
In the 1950s, almost half of all employed people were either in farming or manufacturing. As you can imagine, work changed a bit over the years. Read More
Stating the obvious, salaries vary across occupations. Here are some charts that show by how much for 800 of them. Read More
One person's long commute is another's dream. Another person's normal might be someone else's nightmare. What counts as a long commute depends on where you live. Read More
Looking at the 100 most common jobs people switched to, a timeline comes into view when we adjust the relative switch rates by age. Read More
Some jobs are common nationwide, because they are needed everywhere. Others are more specific to geography. See where job falls on the spectrum. Read More
About 18 percent of couple households are single-income. I wanted to know what the earner in these homes usually do. Read More
Instead of looking at only the most common job in each state, I found the top five for a slightly wider view. You still see the nationally popular occupations — drivers, cashiers, and retail workers — but after the first row, you see more regional and state-specific jobs. The sore thumb in this picture is Washington, D.C., whose top five ordered by rank was lawyers, management analysts, administrative assistants, janitors,...