New population-density survey shows working-class jobs—and housing—are declining

A new study from the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute analyzes the population density of 12 U.S. metros based on occupation type. The results seem to indicate that blue-collar jobs are disappearing while “creative class” jobs are growing rapidly.

September 30, 2014

Three occupational categories are considered in the American Community Survey: the creative class (those in advertising, business, education, the arts, etc.); the service class (those in retail, food service, and clerical work); and the working class (those in construction, transportation, and other blue-collar industries). Researchers mapped the collected results based on census tracts for the 12 metros.

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