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Most Common Jobs, By State

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,...

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Working Remotely and Where the Time Goes

How the schedules between remote and non-remote workers differ during workdays. Read More

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Umpire strike zone changes to finish game earlier

When watching baseball on television, we get the benefit of seeing whether a pitch entered the strike zone or not. Umpires go by eye, and intentional or not, they tend towards finishing a game over extra innings. Michael Lopez, Brian Mills, and Gus Wezerek for FiveThirtyEight: The left panel shows the comparative rate of strike calls when, in the bottom of an inning in extras, the batting team is positioned...

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Most Common Occupation by Age

As we get older, job options shift — along with experience, education, and wear on our bodies. Read More

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Choose Your Own Career Paths

Shifting from one occupation to another can take a swing in the career path. Given your current job, what paths could you take? Here are some constructed possibilities. Read More

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Looking to Shift Your Career Path? Here’s Where People with Your Job Went

Some people stay within the same field, and others shift gears to something completely different. See how your job compares. Read More

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Who Earns More Income in American Households?

A look at the shift in male-female partner households since 1970. Read More

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Stack Overflow salary calculator for developers

Stack Overflow used data from their developer survey to build a prediction model for salary, based on role, location, education, experience, and skills. The result was a salary calculator that you can use to gauge how much you should be making. In this salary calculator, we report a predicted salary for the location, education, experience, and other information you enter. We also report a 50% prediction interval. The specific statistical...

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Most Female and Male Occupations, Since 1950

The shifting majorities of the sexes in the workplace. Read More

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Occupation Matchmaker

This is who marries who, based on what one does for a living. Read More

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