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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 3 (Sep) Qtr 2 (June) 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)

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

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

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

98.1% 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

98.6% 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

99.5% 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

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

94.4% 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

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

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

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

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

98.3% 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

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% 99.3% 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

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

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

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

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

97.5% 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

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

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

97.0% 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

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

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% 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

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

98.1% 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

98.7% 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

94.0% 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

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% 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

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

96.7% 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

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

99.4% 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% 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

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% 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

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

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

97.6% 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

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

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

98.7% 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

98.4% 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

97.8% 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

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% 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

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

97.5% 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% 98.3% 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

96.8% 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

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: February 24, 2021