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March 1, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

State employment-population ratios in 2011

Employment population ratios by state, 2011 annual averages (U.S. ratio = 58.4 percent)
State Employment-population ratio (percent) Difference from U.S. ratio

Alabama

53.4 Significantly below

Alaska

64.2 Significantly above

Arizona

55.8 Significantly below

Arkansas

55.9 Significantly below

California

56.0 Significantly below

Colorado

63.7 Significantly above

Connecticut

62.0 Significantly above

Delaware

57.3 Significantly below

District of Columbia

60.1 Significantly above

Florida

54.4 Significantly below

Georgia

57.8 Not significantly different

Hawaii

58.6 Not significantly different

Idaho

59.6 Not significantly different

Illinois

59.5 Significantly above

Indiana

58.0 Not significantly different

Iowa

65.9 Significantly above

Kansas

64.8 Significantly above

Kentucky

55.5 Significantly below

Louisiana

54.9 Significantly below

Maine

60.3 Significantly above

Maryland

62.8 Significantly above

Massachusetts

60.7 Significantly above

Michigan

53.9 Significantly below

Minnesota

67.1 Significantly above

Mississippi

53.5 Significantly below

Missouri

59.9 Significantly above

Montana

59.8 Not significantly different

Nebraska

68.5 Significantly above

Nevada

57.2 Significantly below

New Hampshire

65.9 Significantly above

New Jersey

59.8 Significantly above

New Mexico

54.3 Significantly below

New York

56.5 Significantly below

North Carolina

56.2 Significantly below

North Dakota

69.3 Significantly above

Ohio

59.0 Not significantly different

Oklahoma

57.9 Not significantly different

Oregon

58.8 Not significantly different

Pennsylvania

58.1 Not significantly different

Rhode Island

59.3 Not significantly different

South Carolina

53.5 Significantly below

South Dakota

68.1 Significantly above

Tennessee

57.2 Not significantly different

Texas

60.4 Significantly above

Utah

62.5 Significantly above

Vermont

66.4 Significantly above

Virginia

64.7 Significantly above

Washington

59.6 Significantly above

West Virginia

49.5 Significantly below

Wisconsin

63.5 Significantly above

Wyoming

65.4 Significantly above

These data are featured in the TED article, State employment-population ratios in 2011.

 

 

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