The Most Disproportionately Popular Job in Biggest US Cities

  • We looked at the most disproportionately popular job in the largest metro areas in the US.
  • To do this, we analyzed location quotients for jobs with at least 1,000 employees in that metro.
  • Based on this, “tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents” are the most disproportionately popular job in three large metros.

New York City has a lot of subway and streetcar operators, and Houston has a disproportionate share of petroleum engineers.

Insider recently looked at the most disproportionately popular job in each state and DC[1] based on location quotients for occupations with at least 1,000 people employed in the job in the state or DC. As the Bureau of Labor Statistics wrote, the location quotient is a “ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration.”Because the Bureau of Labor Statistics has metro area data as well, we can similarly look at just what jobs are the most disproportionately popular in the major metro areas in the nation.

To identify the largest metro areas, we looked at population estimates as of July 1, 2021 from the Census Bureau[2].

Below are the most disproportionately popular jobs in the largest 40 metro areas. For each area, we included the location quotients and other employment details from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program.

References

  1. ^ most disproportionately popular job in each state and DC (www.businessinsider.com)
  2. ^ Census Bureau (www.census.gov)

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