Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2013-14 annual averages

Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region,
division, and state, 2013-14 annual averages

(Percent)
                                                                                     
                                                                                     
                                   Employment-population                             
                                         ratio (1)        Over-the-    Error range of
  Region, division, and state                               year          ratio,     
                                                           change        2014 (2)    
                                      2013       2014                                
                                                                                     
                                                                                     
     United States.............       58.6       59.0        0.4        58.8  -  59.2
                                                                                     
Northeast......................       58.7       59.1         .4        58.6  -  59.5
   New England.................       61.1       61.8         .7        61.1  -  62.6
      Connecticut..............       60.3       61.4        1.1        60.1  -  62.7
      Maine....................       60.8       60.5        -.3        59.1  -  61.8
      Massachusetts............       60.6       61.6        1.0        60.1  -  63.0
      New Hampshire............       65.7       65.7         .0        64.6  -  66.9
      Rhode Island.............       59.5       59.9         .4        58.8  -  61.1
      Vermont..................       65.4       65.0        -.4        63.7  -  66.4
                                                                                     
   Middle Atlantic.............       57.8       58.1         .3        57.6  -  58.7
      New Jersey...............       59.3       59.8         .5        58.7  -  60.9
      New York.................       56.7       56.9         .2        56.0  -  57.7
      Pennsylvania.............       58.6       58.9         .3        58.0  -  59.8
                                                                                     
Midwest........................       60.5       61.3         .8        60.9  -  61.8
   East North Central..........       58.6       59.6        1.0        59.0  -  60.1
      Illinois.................       59.5       60.3         .8        59.3  -  61.3
      Indiana..................       58.2       59.6        1.4        58.1  -  61.0
      Michigan.................       55.1       56.1        1.0        54.9  -  57.3
      Ohio.....................       58.5       59.3         .8        58.1  -  60.5
      Wisconsin................       63.8       64.5         .7        63.0  -  66.0
                                                                                     
   West North Central..........       64.7       65.3         .6        64.7  -  66.0
      Iowa.....................       66.3       67.3        1.0        66.0  -  68.7
      Kansas...................       64.4       65.2         .8        63.7  -  66.7
      Minnesota................       66.7       67.0         .3        65.7  -  68.3
      Missouri.................       60.0       60.8         .8        59.2  -  62.4
      Nebraska.................       69.1       68.9        -.2        67.6  -  70.2
      North Dakota.............       70.6       70.8         .2        69.1  -  72.6
      South Dakota.............       66.8       66.9         .1        65.4  -  68.4
                                                                                     
South..........................       57.8       57.9         .1        57.6  -  58.3
   South Atlantic..............       57.7       57.9         .2        57.4  -  58.3
      Delaware.................       56.7       57.7        1.0        56.4  -  59.0
      District of Columbia.....       63.7       64.0         .3        62.8  -  65.3
      Florida..................       55.9       56.5         .6        55.6  -  57.5
      Georgia..................       57.7       57.6        -.1        56.4  -  58.7
      Maryland.................       62.7       62.6        -.1        61.5  -  63.7
      North Carolina...........       56.8       56.8         .0        55.6  -  58.0
      South Carolina...........       54.3       54.7         .4        53.2  -  56.1
      Virginia.................       62.6       62.6         .0        61.2  -  64.1
      West Virginia............       50.2       49.7        -.5        47.7  -  51.8
                                                                                     
   East South Central..........       54.5       53.6        -.9        52.7  -  54.5
      Alabama..................       53.4       52.9        -.5        51.1  -  54.8
      Kentucky.................       55.5       54.8        -.7        52.9  -  56.6
      Mississippi..............       51.3       50.1       -1.2        48.3  -  52.0
      Tennessee................       56.1       54.9       -1.2        53.3  -  56.5
                                                                                     
   West South Central..........       59.7       60.2         .5        59.5  -  60.9
      Arkansas.................       53.2       53.4         .2        51.8  -  55.0
      Louisiana................       55.7       56.9        1.2        55.2  -  58.5
      Oklahoma.................       58.4       57.8        -.6        56.1  -  59.5
      Texas....................       61.4       61.9         .5        61.1  -  62.8
                                                                                     
West...........................       58.0       58.5         .5        58.2  -  58.9
   Mountain....................       59.3       59.8         .5        59.1  -  60.5
      Arizona..................       55.1       55.6         .5        54.0  -  57.2
      Colorado.................       63.7       64.6         .9        63.0  -  66.1
      Idaho....................       59.9       60.2         .3        58.5  -  62.0
      Montana..................       60.7       60.9         .2        59.0  -  62.8
      Nevada...................       57.8       58.2         .4        56.7  -  59.7
      New Mexico...............       53.8       53.6        -.2        51.8  -  55.4
      Utah.....................       65.0       65.4         .4        63.8  -  67.1
      Wyoming..................       65.0       65.1         .1        63.4  -  66.8
                                                                                     
   Pacific.....................       57.4       57.9         .5        57.5  -  58.4
      Alaska...................       63.1       63.3         .2        61.1  -  65.5
      California...............       57.1       57.7         .6        57.2  -  58.2
      Hawaii...................       57.6       59.0        1.4        57.7  -  60.2
      Oregon...................       56.2       57.0         .8        55.6  -  58.4
      Washington...............       59.1       59.2         .1        58.1  -  60.3
                                                                                     
Puerto Rico....................       35.2       34.5        -.7               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 reestimation. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey
similar to the Current Population Survey.



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