Every state has to be most unique for something, and MentalFloss+CareerBuilder got together to see just exactly what the most unique job in each state was.
Some were surprising to me, like Kansas for instance is most unique for umpires and referees? And Missouri, NOT North Carolina, is most unique for tobacco production? What is this strange world we’re living in and why are ‘psychiatric’ services so popular in Massachusetts?
In order to come up with a list of the most unique jobs by state, Mental Floss teamed up with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a CareerBuilder company, and analyzed a metric called location quotient, which “compares the percentage share of a state’s workforce in a given occupation to the percentage share of the nationwide workforce in that occupation,” according to Mental Floss. In other words, the location quotient measures what jobs are most specific to a given state.