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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

QCEW Employment Response Rates

QCEW response rates are presented for employment as first published. They are not updated with subsequent revisions to the data.

Table 2. QCEW Response Rates for employment in the third month of the quarter (as first published)
2020 2019 2018 2017
AREA

Qtr 1 (March) Qtr 4 (Dec) Qtr 3 (Sep) Qtr 2 (Jun) Qtr 1 (Mar) Qtr 4 (Dec) Qtr 3 (Sep) Qtr 2 (Jun) Qtr 1 (Mar) Qtr 4 (Dec) Qtr 3 (Sep) Qtr 2 (Jun) Qtr 1 (Mar)

United States (1)

96.8% 97.9% 97.5% 97.9% 97.6% 97.9% 97.9% 97.9% 97.4% 97.9% 97.8% 97.7% 97.6%

Alabama

97.7% 98.0% 97.8% 97.5% 97.9% 98.2% 98.2% 97.8% 97.0% 98.2% 98.0% 98.3% 97.5%

Alaska

94.8% 99.4% 99.2% 91.5% 95.1% 94.9% 91.0% 95.6% 95.7% 94.8% 92.4% 94.2% 95.8%

Arizona

97.1% 98.0% 97.6% 96.6% 97.1% 98.0% 97.5% 98.5% 97.9% 98.3% 98.0% 96.9% 98.2%

Arkansas

98.0% 98.6% 98.1% 98.5% 97.9% 98.8% 98.6% 98.7% 98.7% 98.7% 98.8% 98.8% 98.3%

California

98.5% 99.1% 98.9% 99.4% 98.9% 99.5% 99.2% 99.1% 98.3% 99.4% 99.3% 99.1% 99.0%

Colorado

96.6% 96.6% 96.2% 97.1% 95.9% 95.8% 96.6% 96.3% 95.1% 95.9% 95.8% 95.6% 95.8%

Connecticut

93.5% 95.0% 94.1% 95.7% 95.4% 94.9% 94.8% 90.0% 93.2% 93.2% 93.6% 93.6% 90.4%

Delaware

87.5% 95.0% 94.6% 95.2% 96.1% 96.5% 96.9% 96.4% 95.1% 96.9% 96.5% 97.1% 96.5%

District of Columbia

93.1% 95.4% 95.8% 95.1% 97.4% 97.3% 97.5% 97.8% 95.9% 96.8% 97.2% 96.5% 97.0%

Florida

96.3% 98.4% 98.6% 98.7% 98.4% 98.5% 98.0% 98.8% 97.1% 97.5% 97.5% 97.8% 98.0%

Georgia

92.0% 97.4% 97.8% 97.5% 98.1% 98.3% 98.1% 97.7% 97.3% 98.0% 98.4% 98.7% 98.0%

Hawaii

97.6% 97.9% 96.9% 99.0% 99.1% 99.1% 98.3% 99.3% 98.9% 99.6% 99.3% 99.4% 99.3%

Idaho

95.2% 97.8% 96.4% 97.0% 97.2% 96.5% 98.2% 97.4% 96.6% 96.2% 96.3% 94.7% 94.4%

Illinois

99.3% 99.7% 99.8% 99.3% 99.6% 99.9% 99.7% 99.5% 99.3% 99.3% 99.3% 99.4% 99.1%

Indiana

95.0% 96.5% 96.9% 96.5% 96.5% 95.7% 95.5% 96.4% 95.2% 96.1% 96.3% 96.8% 97.4%

Iowa

97.8% 97.1% 97.7% 97.8% 97.4% 98.2% 97.5% 97.7% 98.2% 98.3% 97.8% 97.7% 97.6%

Kansas

97.1% 98.9% 97.1% 98.3% 98.4% 98.5% 99.0% 98.9% 99.1% 99.2% 99.0% 99.8% 99.1%

Kentucky

97.0% 97.7% 96.3% 97.2% 97.0% 98.1% 97.9% 98.3% 96.8% 96.5% 98.1% 98.1% 95.5%

Louisiana

96.9% 98.3% 97.8% 96.4% 97.0% 97.7% 97.5% 97.5% 97.3% 97.8% 97.7% 97.5% 96.7%

Maine

98.5% 98.9% 99.0% 98.9% 95.0% 98.0% 98.7% 99.4% 99.1% 99.3% 99.3% 99.3% 98.5%

Maryland

90.9% 95.0% 95.4% 97.6% 98.1% 98.0% 99.0% 98.5% 98.7% 98.5% 98.8% 96.5% 98.3%

Massachusetts

96.5% 98.0% 98.3% 98.1% 98.4% 98.6% 98.4% 98.0% 98.1% 98.0% 98.8% 98.8% 98.2%

Michigan

96.0% 97.4% 96.0% 96.8% 95.9% 96.1% 96.8% 96.5% 94.3% 95.2% 96.0% 94.9% 95.7%

Minnesota

96.3% 99.4% 99.3% 99.2% 98.6% 99.3% 99.4% 99.4% 98.9% 99.2% 99.5% 99.1% 98.7%

Mississippi

96.0% 96.7% 95.4% 96.4% 96.7% 97.6% 97.2% 97.7% 97.7% 97.9% 97.5% 97.8% 96.3%

Missouri

96.7% 98.3% 97.4% 97.6% 97.4% 97.5% 97.4% 98.1% 97.3% 97.9% 97.4% 97.3% 97.0%

Montana

97.4% 98.7% 98.5% 98.5% 98.0% 97.5% 98.7% 98.6% 98.4% 98.5% 98.3% 99.0% 98.1%

Nebraska

97.0% 97.6% 95.1% 99.3% 98.9% 99.2% 98.7% 99.0% 98.5% 99.1% 99.0% 98.8% 98.5%

Nevada

94.8% 94.9% 94.8% 94.3% 95.1% 95.1% 95.5% 95.4% 94.6% 93.7% 96.1% 96.4% 96.0%

New Hampshire

97.5% 99.1% 98.7% 98.9% 98.0% 99.1% 99.3% 99.1% 99.1% 99.0% 97.1% 99.3% 98.5%

New Jersey

97.1% 97.8% 97.9% 98.0% 97.8% 98.1% 98.3% 98.4% 97.3% 98.1% 98.3% 98.1% 97.9%

New Mexico

97.0% 97.4% 97.3% 97.3% 97.2% 97.7% 98.1% 97.8% 97.5% 97.7% 98.0% 98.3% 98.0%

New York

95.7% 97.0% 97.6% 96.4% 96.4% 96.4% 97.3% 95.9% 96.9% 96.6% 96.8% 95.4% 96.1%

North Carolina

98.8% 99.2% 99.0% 99.1% 99.1% 99.3% 99.2% 99.4% 99.4% 99.5% 99.5% 99.5% 99.4%

North Dakota

97.8% 99.4% 99.2% 99.1% 98.9% 96.9% 97.5% 97.3% 97.3% 96.8% 97.4% 97.5% 97.1%

Ohio

96.8% 96.0% 96.5% 97.3% 96.9% 96.7% 96.2% 96.9% 96.5% 96.7% 96.4% 96.5% 96.6%

Oklahoma

98.1% 98.7% 98.8% 98.5% 97.9% 98.8% 98.7% 98.5% 97.4% 98.2% 97.2% 97.8% 98.8%

Oregon

95.5% 96.2% 96.4% 96.5% 96.8% 96.6% 97.1% 97.0% 97.3% 97.5% 97.6% 97.2% 96.6%

Pennsylvania

94.9% 96.6% 96.9% 96.6% 95.7% 96.7% 96.8% 97.0% 96.1% 96.9% 96.2% 96.6% 96.4%

Rhode Island

96.2% 97.3% 97.6% 96.9% 97.3% 95.7% 95.4% 98.2% 97.5% 96.9% 95.4% 95.0% 97.1%

South Carolina

97.2% 98.1% 97.2% 96.8% 96.2% 97.0% 95.4% 96.2% 93.5% 98.5% 98.5% 98.5% 98.7%

South Dakota

96.8% 97.9% 97.0% 97.4% 94.9% 95.3% 94.9% 95.5% 96.1% 98.1% 98.0% 98.1% 98.3%

Tennessee

97.8% 97.7% 96.7% 98.5% 97.6% 98.0% 97.1% 98.0% 97.2% 98.0% 98.1% 97.9% 97.6%

Texas

98.0% 98.6% 98.3% 98.5% 97.5% 98.5% 98.5% 98.4% 98.0% 98.7% 98.5% 98.9% 98.1%

Utah

98.2% 98.2% 98.7% 98.7% 98.0% 98.8% 98.6% 98.9% 98.4% 97.9% 98.9% 98.5% 98.3%

Vermont

98.1% 98.7% 98.4% 98.1% 98.9% 99.4% 98.2% 98.5% 96.4% 97.4% 99.0% 98.5% 98.1%

Virginia

96.7% 97.7% 90.6% 97.7% 97.8% 98.2% 97.9% 97.8% 97.4% 98.3% 97.8% 97.4% 97.5%

Washington

98.0% 98.1% 96.8% 97.3% 97.2% 96.1% 98.1% 98.4% 98.5% 98.0% 98.1% 98.1% 95.9%

West Virginia

98.2% 99.3% 99.2% 99.2% 98.3% 99.3% 99.0% 98.8% 98.3% 99.0% 99.0% 98.8% 97.0%

Wisconsin

97.0% 97.3% 95.8% 97.4% 97.0% 97.3% 97.4% 98.0% 97.1% 98.0% 97.8% 97.7% 96.6%

Wyoming

97.8% 97.8% 96.3% 97.1% 96.2% 98.3% 97.7% 98.4% 97.7% 98.2% 98.7% 98.6% 98.6%

Puerto Rico

92.6% 97.2% 96.7% 96.9% 95.7% 98.0% 96.6% 96.9% 96.4% 97.2% 87.3% 94.3% 95.9%

Virgin Islands

93.2% 88.4% 74.0% 88.2% 90.2% 89.2% 85.8% 80.5% 89.6% 77.0% 72.8% 74.5% 95.7%

Footnote:

(1) Percentage reported for the United States includes data for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Last Modified Date: August 19, 2020