The most common job in the U.S.

Shoppers bring items to a checkout counter at Macy's Herald Square department store in the late evening in New York City.

And finally, if you work in retail sales in this country you're not alone. REALLY not alone.

Turns out retail salesperson is the most common job in America today. 4.3 million of us are selling stuff in malls, big box stores, boutiques and the like. That's according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also calculated the least common job they could find.

That would be a prosthodontist. They specialize in, among other things, false teeth.

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Sarah Gardner is a reporter on the Marketplace sustainability desk.


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