Know the Most Common Job in the US? What Your State Name Means?

Curated by CLAI

TRUCK DRIVER MOST COMMON JOB: Driving a truck has been immune to two of the biggest trends affecting U.S. jobs: globalization and automation. A worker in China can’t drive a truck in Ohio, and machines can’t drive cars (yet).

  • The most common job in D.C. is lawyer.
  • Northern Virginia is full of federal contractors — many of whom work as software developers.
Most Common Job in Every State

Most Common Job in Every State (Source: IPUMS-CPS/ University Of Minnesota; Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR)

STATE NAME MEANING: Here are the literal meanings of the State names.

  • Land of Friends – Texas
  • Land of the Rebellious One – Maryland
  • Land of the War – Delaware
  • New Yew-Tree Village – New York
  • Land of Folks – Maine
Atlas of True Names (Stephen Hormes, Silke Peust)

Atlas of True Names (Stephen Hormes, Silke Peust)

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