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March 05, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

State employment-population ratio declines, 200809

Employment-population ratio, selected States and United States, 200809
State Employment-population ratio
2008 2009 200809 change

West Virginia

53.4 50.5 -2.9

Alabama

56.8 52.4 -4.4

Mississippi

55.3 53.1 -2.2

Michigan

58.6 54.3 -4.3

North Carolina

61.1 57.0 -4.1

Indiana

62.6 58.3 -4.3

United States

62.2 59.3 -2.9

Texas

62.3 60.9 -1.4

District of Columbia

65.1 61.1 -4.0

Connecticut

64.7 63.1 -1.6

Vermont

67.8 66.2 -1.6

Kansas

67.6 66.6 -1.0

Nebraska

71.1 68.9 -2.2

South Dakota

70.8 68.9 -1.9

North Dakota

70.8 69.4 -1.4

These data featured in the TED article, State employment-population ratio declines, 200809.