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The Most Common Job in Each State

mapHere’s a terrific interactive map produced by NPR’s “Planet Money” based on US Bureau of Labor Statistics data. It shows the most common job in each state, biennially from 1978 through 2014.

As of 2014, in Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Virginia, it’s “Software Developer.” (In the majority of the states, it’s “Truck Driver.”

Check it out here! And think about what we need to do in order to sustain this advantage, and ensure that our own kids are the beneficiaries of Washington’s booming tech economy!

November 1, 2015