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,...
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...
As we get older, job options shift — along with experience, education, and wear on our bodies. Read More
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
Some people stay within the same field, and others shift gears to something completely different. See how your job compares. Read More