What were the most common jobs in the Show-Me State back in the 1870s? You certainly wouldn't have made your living being an "Influencer" let me assure you of that.

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Stacker.com has come out with a list that gives details on what the Most Common Jobs 150 Years Ago in Missouri were and most of them involve farming. They got their information for this list from the US Census Bureau, and they go on to say on the site that...

"Nationally, farmers and planters were the most common occupation 150 years ago, just one of the many agricultural jobs that made up more than 47% of all employed persons over ten years old."

10 years old!?! That is wild! So what were the most common jobs 150 years ago in Missouri? Number one is Farmers and Planters apparently there were over 174,000 people in Missouri who were farmers and planters back then, followed by Agricultural Laborers, then general Laborers, in 4th Servants, and rounding out the top 5 is Carpenters and Jointers. To see the full list for yourself click here!

Think about that...If you were a 6-year-old in Missouri back in 1870 most likely you'd be working hard manual labor in the next 4 years and your job choices consisted of laborer, farmer, or servant. We really have come a long way in 150 years, according to dataus.io the current most common jobs in Missouri are Nurses number 1 followed by Salesmen, Drivers, and managers. I gotta be honest as a man who makes his living by talking on the radio I am certainly not cut out to live in Missouri 150 years ago...

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