Correlations

More Jobs, Less Pay


A recent analysis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that many of the highest-paying occupations employ only a small share of the workforce. Although there are low-paying professions that make up a small percentage of overall employment, the trendline reveals a slight negative correlation: On average, the more jobs in an occupational group, the less they pay.

Glassman is a writer and data journalist for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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