The most disproportionately popular job in the 40 biggest US cities

  • Different jobs are concentrated in different parts of the country.

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a convenient measure for how concentrated certain jobs are in different metropolitan areas.

Different jobs are concentrated in different parts of the country.

Using recently released data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, we took a look at the most overrepresented job in the 40 biggest US metropolitan statistical areas, among professions with at least 1,000 employees in the region. Each of these metro areas has more people working these jobs per capita than the nation as a whole, based on the BLS' location quotients for those jobs, as described in our post looking at disproportionately popular jobs at the state level.

Here are the most disproportionately popular jobs in each of the 40 biggest US metro areas.



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