White Collar vs. Blue Collar Industries

A shift from heavy manufacturing to technical and professional service work is one of the major economic disruptions we saw in our travels. This map shows the predominance of manufacturing vs. tech/professional services jobs in the U.S. by county. Strength is shown by transparency; the number of people in the labor force is shown by size.

For more maps and information on the United States workforce by industry as well as unemployment and labor force participation, go to this link.

Maps provided by Esri, the global leader in location intelligence. The technology combines mapping and analytics to reveal deeper insight into data. We wrote about the company and the extraordinary impact it has had on its hometown, Redlands, California, in the book.