November 03, 2010

Occupations with high geographic concentration, 2009

Selected occupations with high concentrations of employment in 10 areas with highest employment of occupation, May 2009
Occupation Total employment Percent of
occupational employment

Subway and streetcar operators

6,050 95.9

Political scientists

3,970 89.2

Fashion designers

15,780 78.0

Shuttle car operators

3,520 77.0

Roof bolters, mining

5,470 75.7

Fabric and apparel patternmakers

6,640 68.8

Marine engineers and naval architects

5,270 68.7

Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes

11,700 68.4

Loading machine operators, underground mining

3,570 68.4

Ship engineers

10,850 66.3

These data featured in the TED article, Occupations with high geographic concentration, 2009.




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