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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
AREA

Qtr 4 (Dec) 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)

92.1% 92.3% 91.8% 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

81.8% 91.1% 91.7% 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

97.5% 96.8% 96.6% 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

94.0% 92.8% 89.3% 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

89.4% 89.1% 89.4% 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

96.7% 95.9% 95.2% 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

93.5% 93.7% 92.2% 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

92.1% 92.7% 91.1% 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

86.3% 87.9% 86.4% 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

87.3% 81.9% 83.3% 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

88.9% 90.9% 90.1% 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

78.9% 86.5% 86.1% 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

90.9% 90.7% 89.3% 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

95.6% 95.9% 96.0% 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

91.6% 91.0% 90.0% 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

93.0% 94.0% 93.9% 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

97.5% 97.3% 97.4% 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

96.6% 95.3% 94.4% 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

84.7% 87.9% 88.4% 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

85.0% 83.9% 83.6% 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

93.9% 94.4% 94.8% 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

89.6% 88.8% 91.0% 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

94.9% 94.4% 91.7% 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

89.5% 88.3% 86.9% 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

89.6% 90.2% 88.5% 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

89.2% 89.8% 90.6% 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

91.6% 91.8% 91.7% 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

90.6% 91.2% 94.2% 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

98.2% 98.9% 97.8% 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

93.3% 89.9% 93.1% 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

94.4% 94.3% 94.6% 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

87.0% 85.8% 84.5% 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

89.4% 91.0% 91.2% 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

91.1% 90.7% 91.3% 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

94.1% 93.0% 92.7% 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

97.9% 98.4% 97.5% 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

93.7% 93.3% 93.6% 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

83.3% 81.9% 85.5% 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

92.6% 93.1% 93.0% 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

98.0% 97.7% 97.6% 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

94.8% 94.5% 94.0% 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

91.5% 91.1% 91.3% 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

99.0% 98.5% 98.5% 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

92.0% 91.7% 91.1% 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

95.9% 95.1% 94.4% 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

97.0% 96.2% 96.4% 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

95.0% 94.8% 94.8% 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

91.6% 91.4% 92.0% 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

80.1% 81.9% 80.6% 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

94.2% 94.3% 94.6% 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

96.4% 96.8% 96.9% 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

98.1% 97.7% 97.6% 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

95.9% 95.5% 91.4% 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

58.5% 54.9% 56.4% 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: May 19, 2021