Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2016-17 annual averages

Table 2.  Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division,
and state, 2016-17 annual averages

(Percent)
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                   Employment-population                                        
                                         ratio (1)        Over-the-       Error range of       
  Region, division, and state                               year                ratio,
                                                           change              2017 (2)          
                                      2016       2017                                           
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
     United States.............       59.7       60.1        0.4          59.9    -    60.3

Northeast......................       60.0       60.1         .1          59.7    -    60.5
   New England.................       62.8       63.2         .4          62.6    -    63.8
      Connecticut..............       62.7       63.3         .6          62.0    -    64.5
      Maine....................       60.9       61.5         .6          60.1    -    62.9
      Massachusetts............       62.6       63.1         .5          62.2    -    63.9
      New Hampshire............       66.5       66.1        -.4          65.0    -    67.1
      Rhode Island.............       61.1       61.5         .4          60.2    -    62.7
      Vermont..................       64.8       64.9         .1          63.7    -    66.0

   Middle Atlantic.............       59.0       59.0         .0          58.5    -    59.5
      New Jersey...............       60.4       60.2        -.2          59.3    -    61.1
      New York.................       57.8       58.0         .2          57.3    -    58.7
      Pennsylvania.............       59.7       59.6        -.1          58.8    -    60.3

Midwest........................       62.3       62.3         .0          61.9    -    62.7
   East North Central..........       60.8       61.1         .3          60.6    -    61.5
      Illinois.................       61.3       61.3         .0          60.5    -    62.2
      Indiana..................       61.8       61.8         .0          60.8    -    62.9
      Michigan.................       58.2       58.6         .4          57.7    -    59.5
      Ohio.....................       59.6       59.8         .2          58.9    -    60.6
      Wisconsin................       65.8       66.4         .6          65.3    -    67.4

   West North Central..........       65.4       65.2        -.2          64.5    -    65.8
      Iowa.....................       67.0       66.2        -.8          65.0    -    67.5
      Kansas...................       64.5       64.2        -.3          63.1    -    65.4
      Minnesota................       67.6       67.8         .2          66.6    -    68.9
      Missouri.................       61.8       61.4        -.4          60.3    -    62.5
      Nebraska.................       67.2       66.7        -.5          65.6    -    67.7
      North Dakota.............       69.1       69.6         .5          68.2    -    71.0
      South Dakota.............       67.1       66.7        -.4          65.4    -    68.0

South..........................       58.3       58.8         .5          58.6    -    59.1
   South Atlantic..............       58.5       59.2         .7          58.8    -    59.6
      Delaware.................       59.8       59.4        -.4          58.2    -    60.7
      District of Columbia.....       65.8       66.1         .3          65.0    -    67.3
      Florida..................       56.3       57.1         .8          56.5    -    57.7
      Georgia..................       59.1       60.2        1.1          59.3    -    61.1
      Maryland.................       64.2       64.8         .6          63.7    -    65.8
      North Carolina...........       58.3       58.7         .4          57.9    -    59.5
      South Carolina...........       56.1       56.1         .0          55.2    -    57.0
      Virginia.................       62.1       62.8         .7          61.8    -    63.7
      West Virginia............       49.9       50.5         .6          48.9    -    52.1

   East South Central..........       55.2       55.9         .7          55.3    -    56.6
      Alabama..................       53.7       54.1         .4          53.1    -    55.1
      Kentucky.................       55.2       56.2        1.0          55.0    -    57.3
      Mississippi..............       52.8       53.1         .3          51.9    -    54.3
      Tennessee................       57.3       58.4        1.1          57.3    -    59.4

   West South Central..........       59.5       59.7         .2          59.2    -    60.2
      Arkansas.................       55.8       56.1         .3          55.1    -    57.1
      Louisiana................       55.6       55.7         .1          54.7    -    56.8
      Oklahoma.................       58.3       58.6         .3          57.3    -    59.8
      Texas....................       60.8       61.0         .2          60.4    -    61.5

West...........................       59.6       60.2         .6          59.9    -    60.5
   Mountain....................       60.6       61.2         .6          60.7    -    61.8
      Arizona..................       57.0       57.7         .7          56.6    -    58.8
      Colorado.................       64.9       66.2        1.3          65.0    -    67.4
      Idaho....................       61.6       62.0         .4          60.9    -    63.1
      Montana..................       60.9       60.6        -.3          59.6    -    61.7
      Nevada...................       58.7       59.1         .4          58.2    -    60.1
      New Mexico...............       53.7       53.9         .2          52.7    -    55.0
      Utah.....................       66.5       67.2         .7          66.2    -    68.2
      Wyoming..................       63.2       62.7        -.5          61.4    -    64.1

   Pacific.....................       59.1       59.7         .6          59.3    -    60.2
      Alaska...................       61.8       61.6        -.2          60.2    -    63.1
      California...............       58.8       59.4         .6          58.9    -    59.8
      Hawaii...................       60.7       61.1         .4          60.0    -    62.2
      Oregon...................       59.6       60.6        1.0          59.4    -    61.8
      Washington...............       60.2       60.9         .7          59.9    -    61.8

Puerto Rico....................       35.4       35.7         .3                  NA

   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.
   NA = Data not available.
   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. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to
the Current Population Survey.

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