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Top job-related Google searches by state (you have to see these)

Job hunts inspire some strange search queries. When you’re looking for a job, you’ll probably turn to Google for some much-needed help. If those searches ever turned a little weird, though, you’re not alone.

New research from Zippia analyzed the most interesting search queries from each state. Speaking of which, if you’re hunting for a job, we found a handy tool that can make your job search much easier. Tap or click for the expert tools you need.

Zippia used Google Trends to find each state’s most … interesting job-related Google search. As you can imagine, some of these results are a little strange. Others are laugh-out-loud hilarious.

The funniest – and strangest – searches by state

Some states had pretty normal searches, like “driving jobs” or “Cajun jobs” (try to guess which state searched that one). Others had us raising our eyebrows. Check them out:

ConnecticutHow to get fired
DelawareHow to win the lottery
FloridaJobs that don’t drug test
ColoradoQuarter life crisis
GeorgiaYou about to lose your job
CaliforniaHow to become an escort
IdahoWork memes
IowaGood excuses
MichiganMemes for work
New YorkHate my boss
Rhode IslandNo shave November
TennesseeHot Topic careers
TexasCorporate goth

Thanks to this list, we learned what “corporate goth” is. We also learned just how much those sky-high rent prices are impacting Californians. We hope folks in Georgia are doing okay, too.

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Now, let’s check out some of the other results that took us off guard.

Most surprising

Check out some of these interesting searches. It seems like people across the country are interested in unique positions, like working on a pistachio farm, dipping their toes into multi-level marketing, or even moving to Canada. You’ve got to see Utah’s query.

IllinoisDrinking at work
AlaskaMulti-level marketing
ArizonaWhat should I do with my life?
GeorgiaYou about to lose your job
HawaiiBad job
MarylandGet paid to watch Netflix
MinnesotaWeird jobs
MontanaCanada jobs
New MexicoPistachio farm
New JerseyHow to become a billionaire
North CarolinaMushroom jobs
OregonHow to call in sick
PennsylvaniaSleeping at work
South CarolinaWhat makes you unique
UtahHow to quit a job
West VirginiaMoonshiner

There are many ways to quit a job, but it seems folks in Utah are looking for a little extra help. And who can’t relate to New Jersey’s most interesting query? Everyone wants to grow their personal wealth, after all.

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Now, let’s look at the honorable mentions. In other words, these are the states with search queries that were pretty par for the course.

Most unsurprising

When you’re looking at a list with this many twists and turns, it’s good to see some queries you’d expect. For instance, of course, Washingtonians would want to find jobs at Starbucks. After all, the multi-million dollar corporate coffee powerhouse was made in Seattle.

Plus, Louisiana’s search makes perfect sense. If you’re from any of these states, you may have typed this into the search bar. See anything familiar?

WyomingDriving jobs
WashingtonStarbucks jobs
VermontOutdoor jobs
VirginiaLeast stressful jobs
South DakotaNurse jobs
OhioGender-neutral clothes
OklahomaMarijuana jobs
MaineOdd jobs
MississippiWork from home jobs
MissouriCardinals jobs
North DakotaInterview questions and answers
NebraskaFun jobs
NevadaDesk jobs
LouisianaCajun jobs
KentuckyEasy jobs
ArkansasWalmart jobs
AlabamaBusiness clothes
IndianaSide hustles from home
Kansaswhat do you do for fun
WisconsinCheese jobs

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