The map below shows the most common job types by U.S. county using data from County Business Patterns survey. Counties are colored by North American Industry Classification System codes.
At the county level, health care and social assistance jobs are the most common in mort than 1200 counties, followed by manufacturing and retail trade.
The Most Common Jobs By U.S. County (1998 -2017)
Taken together, 20 years of County Business Patterns survey estimates show an American economy that has changed dramatically. Estimates in 1998 show a majority of American workers employed in manufacturing and less than 20% in health care and social assistance jobs. Twenty years later, this percentage has flipped.