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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)
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
AREA

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) 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)

97.5% 96.8% 97.5% 97.7% 97.5% 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

98.2% 96.4% 97.9% 97.2% 98.2% 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

92.7% 93.7% 95.3% 93.7% 94.2% 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

98.3% 97.2% 98.3% 98.1% 97.6% 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

98.5% 93.5% 98.2% 98.6% 98.2% 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

99.4% 98.6% 99.6% 99.5% 99.2% 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

96.4% 94.2% 96.5% 97.3% 95.1% 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

94.5% 93.0% 92.2% 94.4% 93.6% 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

93.4% 91.0% 90.7% 95.5% 94.3% 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

95.6% 92.3% 94.1% 93.9% 95.8% 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

94.2% 94.4% 96.3% 95.9% 94.5% 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

96.4% 96.8% 92.9% 97.8% 97.3% 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

98.2% 98.8% 99.1% 98.3% 98.7% 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

98.0% 96.2% 97.1% 97.6% 97.5% 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

99.9% 99.8% 99.8% 99.9% 99.3% 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

96.8% 95.0% 94.4% 97.4% 97.1% 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

97.9% 97.6% 98.1% 98.1% 97.9% 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

99.1% 99.2% 99.1% 98.1% 98.3% 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

96.4% 96.4% 97.4% 97.7% 97.4% 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

97.8% 98.1% 97.6% 97.5% 96.8% 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% 97.5% 97.9% 99.0% 99.5% 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

93.9% 95.8% 95.3% 92.1% 94.5% 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

97.1% 96.6% 97.9% 97.0% 96.9% 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

96.3% 95.8% 97.3% 97.1% 97.7% 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

96.8% 98.4% 98.3% 98.3% 98.6% 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

96.4% 94.5% 96.3% 96.4% 95.7% 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

98.1% 97.4% 97.4% 97.6% 97.5% 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

98.0% 98.1% 98.2% 98.1% 98.0% 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

98.9% 99.1% 98.7% 98.7% 99.1% 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

94.4% 92.9% 94.9% 94.0% 94.6% 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

95.8% 94.9% 96.0% 96.4% 98.3% 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

98.1% 97.4% 97.8% 98.1% 96.1% 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

97.1% 96.3% 97.4% 94.5% 97.6% 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

96.5% 95.8% 96.8% 96.7% 96.9% 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

97.6% 99.3% 99.4% 99.2% 99.2% 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

99.6% 99.2% 99.2% 99.4% 99.5% 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

97.4% 95.8% 96.9% 97.4% 97.1% 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

97.6% 97.3% 94.0% 94.5% 98.1% 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

96.9% 95.0% 97.3% 96.9% 98.0% 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

97.5% 96.9% 96.7% 96.5% 96.6% 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

97.7% 97.6% 98.5% 98.6% 97.6% 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

97.4% 96.0% 97.3% 97.6% 97.2% 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

94.2% 95.6% 94.7% 95.8% 98.4% 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

97.9% 95.5% 98.4% 98.4% 98.2% 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

98.8% 97.3% 99.0% 98.7% 98.6% 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

98.8% 98.0% 96.3% 98.4% 99.0% 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

97.6% 98.3% 99.0% 97.8% 97.7% 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

96.6% 97.1% 98.1% 97.7% 97.8% 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

98.4% 96.4% 97.6% 98.4% 97.4% 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

98.8% 96.7% 96.0% 99.3% 98.3% 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

97.8% 96.4% 97.1% 97.5% 97.9% 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

98.4% 98.7% 98.5% 98.4% 98.3% 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

96.3% 96.6% 96.9% 96.8% 95.7% 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

95.0% 95.2% 93.4% 90.5% 89.3% 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: November 23, 2021