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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 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)

92.3% 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

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

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

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

89.1% 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

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

93.7% 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

92.7% 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

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

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

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

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

90.7% 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

95.9% 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

91.0% 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

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

97.3% 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

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

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

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

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

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

94.4% 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

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

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

89.8% 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

91.8% 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

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

98.9% 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

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

94.3% 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

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

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

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

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

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

93.3% 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

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

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

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

94.5% 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

91.1% 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

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

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

95.1% 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

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

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

91.4% 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

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

94.3% 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

96.8% 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

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

95.5% 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

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: February 24, 2021