America’s (and Wisconsin’s) most common job

James Johonnott

Image: NPR's Planet Money
Image: NPR's Planet Money

If you’re reading this, there's a good chance you're employed to drive something. A recent study by NPR's Planet Money  showed what the most common jobs are in each State of the Union using census data going back to 1978 – and Wisconsin’s most common job since then has been “truck, delivery and tractor driver.” A look at their interactive map shows that Wisconsin is not alone in its love of four-wheeled employment; a giant slew of other states have found it to be their most common job since 1978, as well. The study makes note of the proliferation of truck drivers and explains it by saying that truck driving is immune to the effects of outsourced labor. The study has several other revelations about American employment, so head on over to NPR to check it out!

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