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Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2020-21 annual averages

Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2020-21 annual averages
[Percent]
Region, division, and state Employment-population ratio(1) Over-the-year
change
Error range of
ratio, 2021(2)
2020 2021

United States

56.8 58.4 1.6 58.2 – 58.5

Northeast

56.2 57.7 1.5 57.3 – 58.2

New England

59.3 60.7 1.4 60.0 – 61.3

Connecticut

60.0 59.5 -0.5 58.0 – 60.9

Maine

56.9 57.1 0.2 55.4 – 58.9

Massachusetts

59.0 61.7 2.7 60.7 – 62.8

New Hampshire

62.2 63.3 1.1 62.1 – 64.5

Rhode Island

57.5 60.0 2.5 58.5 – 61.6

Vermont

60.3 58.9 -1.4 57.6 – 60.2

Middle Atlantic

55.1 56.7 1.6 56.1 – 57.2

New Jersey

57.0 59.1 2.1 58.0 – 60.2

New York

53.3 55.0 1.7 54.1 – 55.8

Pennsylvania

56.5 57.6 1.1 56.7 – 58.5

Midwest

59.0 60.5 1.5 60.0 – 60.9

East North Central

57.1 59.0 1.9 58.5 – 59.5

Illinois

57.2 59.1 1.9 58.2 – 60.1

Indiana

58.3 60.3 2.0 59.0 – 61.5

Michigan

54.1 55.7 1.6 54.7 – 56.8

Ohio

56.5 58.4 1.9 57.4 – 59.4

Wisconsin

62.0 64.0 2.0 62.7 – 65.3

West North Central

63.1 63.7 0.6 63.1 – 64.4

Iowa

63.9 64.1 0.2 62.6 – 65.5

Kansas

62.7 64.2 1.5 62.9 – 65.5

Minnesota

65.3 65.0 -0.3 63.6 – 66.3

Missouri

59.1 60.3 1.2 59.0 – 61.7

Nebraska

66.6 67.7 1.1 66.5 – 69.0

North Dakota

65.7 66.0 0.3 64.3 – 67.7

South Dakota

65.4 66.4 1.0 64.9 – 67.9

South

55.9 57.6 1.7 57.3 – 57.9

South Atlantic

55.9 57.6 1.7 57.1 – 58.0

Delaware

56.6 58.4 1.8 57.0 – 59.8

District of Columbia

63.7 65.2 1.5 63.9 – 66.6

Florida

53.0 55.6 2.6 54.9 – 56.3

Georgia

57.3 59.4 2.1 58.4 – 60.5

Maryland

62.0 61.5 -0.5 60.1 – 62.9

North Carolina

54.8 56.7 1.9 55.7 – 57.7

South Carolina

54.0 55.1 1.1 54.0 – 56.3

Virginia

60.6 60.4 -0.2 59.3 – 61.6

West Virginia

49.7 51.9 2.2 50.4 – 53.4

East South Central

54.0 55.4 1.4 54.7 – 56.2

Alabama

53.6 54.6 1.0 53.3 – 55.9

Kentucky

53.5 55.0 1.5 53.5 – 56.4

Mississippi

50.3 52.0 1.7 50.7 – 53.3

Tennessee

56.0 57.8 1.8 56.6 – 59.0

West South Central

56.9 58.6 1.7 58.1 – 59.1

Arkansas

54.4 54.2 -0.2 53.0 – 55.5

Louisiana

52.6 54.6 2.0 53.5 – 55.8

Oklahoma

56.7 58.3 1.6 57.0 – 59.6

Texas

57.9 59.7 1.8 59.1 – 60.4

West

56.4 58.3 1.9 57.9 – 58.6

Mountain

58.6 60.2 1.6 59.6 – 60.8

Arizona

56.5 58.1 1.6 56.9 – 59.3

Colorado

62.8 64.6 1.8 63.2 – 65.9

Idaho

59.8 60.3 0.5 59.1 – 61.5

Montana

59.1 60.2 1.1 59.1 – 61.3

Nevada

53.0 56.1 3.1 54.7 – 57.5

New Mexico

51.9 52.8 0.9 51.5 – 54.2

Utah

64.6 66.1 1.5 64.8 – 67.4

Wyoming

61.5 61.2 -0.3 59.8 – 62.6

Pacific

55.4 57.4 2.0 56.9 – 57.8

Alaska

58.5 60.9 2.4 59.4 – 62.4

California

54.7 56.6 1.9 56.0 – 57.1

Hawaii

51.9 56.4 4.5 55.1 – 57.7

Oregon

56.7 59.0 2.3 57.7 – 60.4

Washington

58.9 60.3 1.4 59.1 – 61.5

Footnotes
(1) Employment as a percent of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and over.
(2) Error ranges are shown at the 90-percent confidence level and are based on unrounded data.

NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Employment-population ratios are based on unrounded levels. Data for subnational areas reflect revised population controls and model re-estimation.

Last Modified Date: March 02, 2022