Since 1980, Realtors have made up 0.7 percent of the total workforce, on average, according to National Association of Realtors research economist Danielle Hale. But that percentage is not the same for all states.
Over the past 34 years, either Hawaii or Arizona has had the highest share of Realtors per employed persons each year. In 2013, Realtors made up 1.42 percent of the workforce in Arizona, followed by 1.39 percent in Florida and 1.31 percent in Hawaii.
The state with the lowest share of Realtors in the workforce over the past 34 years has rotated between Mississippi, Maine, West Virginia, South Dakota and North Dakota. In 2013, South Dakota and West Virginia tied for the lowest share of Realtors at 0.37 percent.