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Employment–population ratios decreased in all 50 states and the District in 2020 


March 05, 2021
In 2020, all 50 states and the District of Columbia had over-the-year decreases in their employment–population ratios. The largest of these declines occurred in Nevada (−8.1 percentage points), Hawaii (−7.1 points), and Massachusetts (−6.1 points). Three additional states recorded ratio decreases of at least 5.0 percentage points. The smallest over-the-year decrease occurred in Nebraska (−1.5 percentage points). Full Text »
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