Lunch Break: AK Hearts Mining Machine Operators

The Pew Charitable Trusts analyzed the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2014 data and discovered that the most unique occupation for the state of Alaska is Mining Machine Operators. Our state boasts of 390 M.M.O. jobs or 58.2% more than the national average. Their interactive map also reveals regional reliance on particular industries. Biggest surprise? Mississippi is an island of well-appointed furniture in a sea of energy-focused states.

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