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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

QCEW Establishments Response Rates

QCEW response rates are presented for establishments reporting employment in the third month of the quarter, as first published. They are not updated with subsequent revisions to the data.

Table 1. QCEW Response Rates for establishments reporting employment in the third month of the quarter (as first published)
2020 2019 2018 2017
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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)

90.8% 93.2% 91.7% 92.5% 92.0% 93.1% 92.5% 92.8% 91.0% 92.9% 92.6% 92.0% 91.0%

Alabama

90.8% 93.4% 90.9% 88.9% 88.4% 91.4% 90.2% 91.6% 90.9% 91.6% 91.4% 92.3% 91.4%

Alaska

96.8% 98.4% 97.8% 96.2% 96.5% 96.7% 95.6% 96.5% 95.4% 96.6% 94.9% 95.6% 95.9%

Arizona

90.3% 92.5% 91.3% 91.3% 91.8% 92.7% 90.2% 91.4% 90.4% 92.5% 92.6% 91.6% 91.8%

Arkansas

88.3% 90.7% 90.1% 90.2% 89.4% 90.8% 90.3% 90.5% 89.7% 91.1% 90.9% 90.2% 90.0%

California

94.8% 96.7% 96.0% 96.1% 95.3% 96.6% 95.5% 95.4% 91.0% 96.5% 95.8% 95.6% 94.7%

Colorado

91.8% 93.6% 93.8% 93.9% 93.1% 93.9% 93.4% 93.2% 92.4% 94.0% 94.2% 93.8% 93.1%

Connecticut

91.3% 93.2% 92.7% 93.3% 92.3% 82.0% 81.5% 79.2% 78.9% 82.0% 82.1% 82.4% 81.0%

Delaware

84.2% 88.7% 87.2% 88.1% 88.2% 87.4% 88.1% 88.7% 88.5% 90.3% 87.2% 87.7% 87.3%

District of Columbia

81.1% 88.4% 82.4% 83.3% 81.7% 87.0% 80.5% 80.0% 76.0% 79.1% 75.6% 77.3% 75.6%

Florida

89.4% 91.9% 92.2% 92.4% 91.4% 93.0% 91.5% 94.7% 91.3% 91.4% 91.8% 91.4% 91.0%

Georgia

78.2% 89.7% 90.1% 90.6% 90.5% 89.1% 90.3% 89.6% 89.5% 90.8% 90.3% 90.3% 89.9%

Hawaii

89.1% 91.1% 90.0% 92.1% 93.2% 94.9% 93.3% 93.7% 93.0% 94.8% 93.8% 93.8% 92.9%

Idaho

94.7% 96.9% 94.6% 94.4% 93.8% 95.1% 95.9% 95.8% 95.4% 93.8% 93.6% 93.2% 93.0%

Illinois

88.6% 91.9% 91.0% 90.3% 90.5% 92.6% 90.7% 90.2% 88.8% 91.2% 90.3% 81.6% 81.7%

Indiana

91.0% 94.6% 93.8% 94.0% 92.0% 94.0% 93.2% 93.4% 91.9% 94.1% 93.9% 93.5% 92.9%

Iowa

97.2% 97.6% 97.4% 97.5% 96.7% 97.6% 97.2% 97.0% 97.0% 97.8% 97.5% 97.1% 96.3%

Kansas

93.1% 96.9% 95.5% 96.1% 95.6% 95.9% 96.1% 96.1% 96.5% 96.7% 94.9% 96.5% 92.7%

Kentucky

88.9% 90.5% 89.5% 92.0% 90.7% 92.3% 89.6% 90.8% 88.7% 84.4% 88.9% 90.1% 80.5%

Louisiana

84.5% 87.7% 87.6% 88.3% 88.0% 88.9% 88.4% 87.9% 88.7% 88.8% 88.9% 89.4% 89.4%

Maine

93.5% 94.7% 92.9% 93.1% 90.4% 87.6% 94.1% 94.4% 93.6% 94.3% 94.3% 93.2% 91.9%

Maryland

89.9% 89.1% 91.3% 91.5% 92.4% 94.1% 94.1% 94.4% 94.1% 95.0% 94.3% 94.2% 93.7%

Massachusetts

92.6% 95.4% 94.3% 94.5% 92.0% 94.9% 98.7% 98.3% 96.2% 96.5% 99.4% 99.2% 99.1%

Michigan

86.6% 87.7% 85.8% 88.6% 82.0% 85.0% 83.3% 84.5% 81.7% 84.9% 84.2% 84.0% 82.0%

Minnesota

88.6% 92.8% 92.7% 91.4% 91.0% 92.8% 92.8% 93.0% 93.7% 94.9% 95.2% 95.6% 92.5%

Mississippi

88.9% 89.9% 89.1% 91.3% 89.5% 89.6% 89.7% 91.9% 91.5% 91.9% 91.5% 92.3% 90.6%

Missouri

90.2% 92.8% 92.9% 93.4% 93.3% 93.1% 93.5% 94.1% 86.9% 85.3% 85.1% 85.6% 85.5%

Montana

91.9% 93.2% 93.9% 95.9% 95.7% 88.4% 92.6% 93.5% 94.8% 91.2% 91.5% 93.5% 93.3%

Nebraska

96.1% 95.2% 84.0% 98.8% 97.4% 98.3% 98.4% 98.1% 96.0% 97.5% 98.0% 97.9% 96.2%

Nevada

92.5% 94.7% 93.0% 93.3% 93.4% 93.5% 92.7% 92.8% 93.1% 93.7% 93.7% 91.3% 90.2%

New Hampshire

94.2% 96.1% 95.5% 95.6% 95.0% 96.5% 96.4% 96.2% 95.8% 96.6% 94.4% 96.6% 95.9%

New Jersey

83.0% 88.6% 87.1% 86.9% 86.1% 89.3% 87.3% 86.9% 86.8% 89.9% 87.5% 87.2% 86.5%

New Mexico

88.1% 89.5% 90.1% 91.1% 91.3% 92.9% 92.1% 92.8% 92.8% 94.8% 94.9% 94.2% 93.6%

New York

90.3% 92.8% 92.6% 91.9% 91.5% 92.5% 92.3% 90.7% 91.1% 92.3% 91.9% 89.0% 90.9%

North Carolina

91.5% 94.2% 94.0% 94.2% 95.4% 95.4% 92.7% 94.6% 92.1% 95.1% 94.2% 94.7% 93.7%

North Dakota

93.7% 98.4% 98.2% 98.0% 97.9% 98.0% 97.8% 97.5% 96.8% 98.2% 98.2% 98.2% 97.9%

Ohio

91.9% 93.3% 93.1% 93.1% 92.5% 93.4% 93.2% 93.3% 92.5% 93.4% 92.8% 93.1% 92.7%

Oklahoma

83.6% 87.7% 87.1% 87.3% 85.8% 88.6% 87.4% 87.3% 85.2% 87.2% 86.7% 87.1% 86.8%

Oregon

90.4% 92.5% 92.6% 92.0% 90.8% 92.4% 92.2% 92.5% 91.5% 93.1% 92.3% 91.8% 91.5%

Pennsylvania

96.8% 98.0% 97.7% 97.5% 97.2% 98.1% 97.5% 97.3% 97.0% 97.6% 97.2% 97.2% 96.7%

Rhode Island

92.9% 95.9% 95.8% 95.5% 94.3% 94.8% 95.3% 95.8% 98.5% 95.8% 93.8% 95.4% 95.2%

South Carolina

90.0% 85.5% 80.5% 81.3% 77.6% 80.4% 78.3% 79.0% 72.4% 85.9% 85.9% 87.9% 86.2%

South Dakota

97.9% 98.7% 98.3% 98.4% 98.1% 98.2% 98.3% 98.4% 98.9% 98.2% 98.2% 98.6% 98.3%

Tennessee

89.9% 92.1% 92.0% 92.1% 90.8% 91.6% 91.1% 91.5% 89.3% 91.7% 91.6% 91.8% 90.6%

Texas

93.2% 96.5% 95.3% 95.6% 94.3% 96.6% 96.1% 95.8% 94.7% 96.6% 95.9% 95.8% 95.1%

Utah

95.7% 97.2% 96.8% 96.6% 96.3% 97.3% 97.0% 97.0% 95.5% 97.5% 97.4% 96.9% 96.4%

Vermont

94.1% 97.2% 96.6% 96.4% 96.7% 97.1% 96.7% 96.6% 95.8% 97.3% 97.1% 97.3% 97.0%

Virginia

90.4% 91.2% 70.8% 90.6% 89.9% 91.7% 91.1% 91.6% 90.9% 92.9% 92.5% 92.3% 92.3%

Washington

83.2% 84.0% 70.8% 70.9% 84.8% 82.0% 84.8% 85.3% 85.5% 80.1% 82.9% 81.4% 63.9%

West Virginia

93.4% 95.9% 94.3% 94.5% 92.8% 94.4% 93.7% 93.9% 92.7% 94.1% 93.9% 94.5% 92.9%

Wisconsin

95.8% 94.3% 93.7% 94.3% 96.1% 95.5% 95.6% 95.6% 95.5% 95.3% 95.7% 95.7% 95.1%

Wyoming

97.0% 97.8% 95.3% 95.2% 96.1% 98.0% 97.4% 97.5% 97.5% 98.1% 97.7% 98.0% 97.4%

Puerto Rico

82.6% 92.4% 92.6% 92.3% 92.9% 96.0% 93.6% 94.8% 93.3% 94.3% 71.6% 91.9% 93.6%

Virgin Islands

61.8% 60.3% 44.0% 55.2% 61.5% 57.7% 54.2% 56.6% 60.3% 55.0% 42.9% 52.8% 72.0%

Footnote:

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

Last Modified Date: August 19, 2020