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Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2019-20 annual averages

Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2019-20 annual averages
[Percent]
Region, division, and state Employment-population ratio(1) Over-the-year
change
Error range of
ratio, 2020(2)
2019 2020

United States

60.8 56.8 -4.0 56.6 – 56.9

Northeast

61.0 56.4 -4.6 56.0 – 56.8

New England

64.5 59.3 -5.2 58.6 – 60.0

Connecticut

64.1 59.8 -4.3 58.2 – 61.4

Maine

60.9 57.2 -3.7 55.3 – 59.2

Massachusetts

65.1 59.0 -6.1 57.9 – 60.2

New Hampshire

67.1 62.9 -4.2 61.6 – 64.2

Rhode Island

62.4 56.8 -5.6 55.0 – 58.6

Vermont

64.9 60.1 -4.8 58.7 – 61.5

Middle Atlantic

59.7 55.3 -4.4 54.8 – 55.9

New Jersey

61.7 57.3 -4.4 56.0 – 58.6

New York

58.4 53.7 -4.7 52.8 – 54.5

Pennsylvania

60.4 56.5 -3.9 55.4 – 57.6

Midwest

62.8 59.1 -3.7 58.7 – 59.5

East North Central

61.4 57.2 -4.2 56.7 – 57.8

Illinois

61.9 56.8 -5.1 55.4 – 58.2

Indiana

62.4 58.5 -3.9 57.1 – 59.8

Michigan

59.4 54.6 -4.8 53.1 – 56.0

Ohio

60.6 57.1 -3.5 55.9 – 58.3

Wisconsin

64.6 61.7 -2.9 60.3 – 63.2

West North Central

65.8 63.2 -2.6 62.5 – 63.8

Iowa

68.2 63.7 -4.5 62.2 – 65.2

Kansas

64.9 63.1 -1.8 61.6 – 64.5

Minnesota

67.7 65.3 -2.4 63.7 – 66.8

Missouri

61.9 59.3 -2.6 57.7 – 60.9

Nebraska

68.2 66.7 -1.5 65.3 – 68.0

North Dakota

68.5 66.0 -2.5 64.2 – 67.8

South Dakota

66.7 65.0 -1.7 63.0 – 66.9

South

59.6 56.0 -3.6 55.7 – 56.3

South Atlantic

59.8 55.9 -3.9 55.4 – 56.3

Delaware

60.2 56.5 -3.7 54.6 – 58.3

District of Columbia

67.6 64.6 -3.0 63.1 – 66.0

Florida

57.4 52.9 -4.5 51.9 – 53.9

Georgia

60.5 57.1 -3.4 55.9 – 58.4

Maryland

66.2 62.0 -4.2 60.5 – 63.5

North Carolina

59.2 54.9 -4.3 53.7 – 56.1

South Carolina

56.6 54.2 -2.4 52.9 – 55.5

Virginia

64.5 60.6 -3.9 59.3 – 61.9

West Virginia

52.4 50.3 -2.1 48.6 – 52.0

East South Central

57.1 54.2 -2.9 53.4 – 54.9

Alabama

56.1 54.1 -2.0 52.5 – 55.7

Kentucky

56.7 53.8 -2.9 52.0 – 55.5

Mississippi

52.9 50.6 -2.3 49.2 – 52.0

Tennessee

59.8 56.0 -3.8 54.4 – 57.5

West South Central

60.4 57.0 -3.4 56.5 – 57.5

Arkansas

56.2 53.9 -2.3 52.5 – 55.4

Louisiana

56.4 53.2 -3.2 51.8 – 54.6

Oklahoma

59.0 56.8 -2.2 55.4 – 58.3

Texas

61.7 57.9 -3.8 57.1 – 58.8

West

60.8 56.3 -4.5 55.9 – 56.7

Mountain

62.2 58.6 -3.6 58.0 – 59.3

Arizona

58.8 56.1 -2.7 54.7 – 57.6

Colorado

66.9 62.8 -4.1 61.2 – 64.4

Idaho

62.4 60.0 -2.4 58.6 – 61.4

Montana

60.8 59.0 -1.8 57.6 – 60.4

Nevada

61.9 53.8 -8.1 52.0 – 55.6

New Mexico

55.5 52.3 -3.2 50.8 – 53.7

Utah

66.8 64.8 -2.0 63.3 – 66.4

Wyoming

63.2 61.5 -1.7 60.0 – 63.0

Pacific

60.1 55.2 -4.9 54.8 – 55.7

Alaska

61.3 58.7 -2.6 57.0 – 60.4

California

59.8 54.4 -5.4 53.7 – 55.1

Hawaii

59.8 52.7 -7.1 51.1 – 54.3

Oregon

59.5 56.5 -3.0 54.9 – 58.1

Washington

62.2 58.8 -3.4 57.2 – 60.4

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.

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Last Modified Date: March 03, 2021