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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.
Yeah, got all that. I just don't think unique is the right word to describe it. Concentrated? Plethorific? Cohortish?

Okay, two of those are (probably) made up, but still better than unique.
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Oh, and disproportionate. It was there the whole time, I just can't word good today.

Most disproportionately popular jobs by state. Done.
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Yeah, got all that. I just don't think unique is the right word to describe it. Concentrated? Plethorific? Cohortish?

Okay, two of those are (probably) made up, but still better than unique.
Ah, "more dispropotionately concentrated than any other job in the state" is a bit clumsy to say, but "concentrated" might be the most concise way to convey the thought?
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Ah, "more dispropotionately concentrated than any other job in the state" is a bit clumsy to say, but "concentrated" might be the most concise way to convey the thought?
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Pete Holmes girlfriend in season 3 of "Crashing" says she's an actuary. She also shares some stats about life insurance when they first meet.
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Did anyone mention Gary from A Million Little Things?

There's a scene of him at work and he's arguing with someone about the value of someone's life. Person on phone says the guy's life is worth $500K, but Gary says no more than $248K because he lives in his Mom's basement.

So it seems like he's working in some sort of P&C Liability field? Or, more likely, the writers have no idea what actuaries actually do.

It's better than the Christmas movie where the "Corporate Actuary" was permanently shuttering the doors on a Christmas ornament factory on Christmas Eve.
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Did anyone mention Gary from A Million Little Things?

There's a scene of him at work and he's arguing with someone about the value of someone's life. Person on phone says the guy's life is worth $500K, but Gary says no more than $248K because he lives in his Mom's basement.

So it seems like he's working in some sort of P&C Liability field? Or, more likely, the writers have no idea what actuaries actually do.

It's better than the Christmas movie where the "Corporate Actuary" was permanently shuttering the doors on a Christmas ornament factory on Christmas Eve.
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One of the main characters, Gary, on ABC's "Million Little Things" is an actuary. He often b!tches about his job being boring and soul crushing but it allows him to buy a fancy car. Is that really the public perception of our career?
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Just started watching the opera Marnie (new opera, premiered last year, based on the Hitchcock film)

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Wow. Is the opera as un-PC as the movie? That was one twisted relationship there. I do remember some light insurance connections in the movie, but nothing that would involve an actual actuary.
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