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Actuaries have the most uniquely popular job in Illinois.

https://flowingdata.com/2019/02/22/m...in-each-state/
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Actuaries have the most uniquely popular job in Illinois.

https://flowingdata.com/2019/02/22/m...in-each-state/
hmmm, I would've thought that of CT as well
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Actuaries have the most uniquely popular job in Illinois.

https://flowingdata.com/2019/02/22/m...in-each-state/
Interesting that a couple jobs are the most *uniquely* popular in multiple states, including one that's tops in 4 states.

Maybe unique doesn't mean what I think it means.
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Interesting that a couple jobs are the most *uniquely* popular in multiple states, including one that's tops in 4 states.

Maybe unique doesn't mean what I think it means.
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that takes the rate of a job in the state divided by the rate of the job nationally. Above shows the job with the highest ratio in each state.
So if I'm reading that correctly, if actuaries are 0.01% of all jobs nationally, but they are 0.03% of jobs in Illinois, then actuary has a ratio of 3. And no other job in Illinois has a ratio higher than 3. But there's nothing precluding another state from also having a high ratio for the same job. Particularly if a job is truly unique to a particular region. Are there simply no textile machine operators at all outside of the southeast? That could make the national rate very low and the rate inside those four states very high.
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I love the graphics.

I had no idea that DC was due east of South Carolina, or that Delaware was due south of Connecticut, or that Connecticut was due east of New Jersey.

I definitely had no idea that North Carolina was due north of Alabama or that Kansas was due east of New Mexico, or that Iowa & Indiana touched.
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That's called a tile grid map, and there are multiple configurations that can be used.
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That's called a tile grid map, and there are multiple configurations that can be used.
Yeah, that just seems like a particularly bad one.
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That's called a tile grid map, and there are multiple configurations that can be used.
Restricting myself that I wasn't allowed to have any holes and everything except AK & HI had to touch at least one other state, I came up with the following, which seems a LOT better than the one used.

WV & IN touch and they shouldn't. But off the top of my head, that's the only ridiculous thing about mine... making it less ridiculous than most of the ones I've seen. I spent about 6 minutes on this.
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The point is that you're weighting the states equally, which means certain aspects of geography are de-emphasized -- you do somewhat care that states that really are close are close - you don't want Alabama and Alaska next to each other just because of ABC order.

As well, you can make it smaller than a geographically accurate map.

The version you have there is a bit too wide for many.
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The point is that you're weighting the states equally, which means certain aspects of geography are de-emphasized -- you do somewhat care that states that really are close are close - you don't want Alabama and Alaska next to each other just because of ABC order.

As well, you can make it smaller than a geographically accurate map.

The version you have there is a bit too wide for many.
You could move AK & HI one column right, and you could move ME to the northwest 1 cell and shrink it from 14 columns to 12.

You could also move all of New England one cell northwest so CT is on top of NY and get it down to 11 columns if width was a concern.

Bring up HI a row or two if height is also a concern.

I get that you don't want Alaska & Alabama together... I didn't do that. I'm just saying that there are better ways to do that than what's often done.
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