Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2015-16 annual averages

Table 2.  Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division,
and state, 2015-16 annual averages

(Percent)
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                   Employment-population                                        
                                         ratio (1)        Over-the-       Error range of       
  Region, division, and state                               year                ratio,
                                                           change              2016 (2)          
                                      2015       2016                                           
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
     United States.............       59.3       59.7        0.4          59.5    -    59.9

Northeast......................       59.7       60.0         .3          59.5    -    60.4
   New England.................       62.3       62.7         .4          62.0    -    63.5
      Connecticut..............       62.1       62.6         .5          61.1    -    64.0
      Maine....................       59.8       60.7         .9          59.1    -    62.2
      Massachusetts............       62.0       62.5         .5          61.5    -    63.6
      New Hampshire............       66.2       66.7         .5          65.7    -    67.8
      Rhode Island.............       60.9       61.0         .1          59.8    -    62.2
      Vermont..................       64.7       64.8         .1          63.5    -    66.0

   Middle Atlantic.............       58.8       59.0         .2          58.4    -    59.5
      New Jersey...............       60.4       60.6         .2          59.7    -    61.5
      New York.................       57.5       57.7         .2          56.9    -    58.5
      Pennsylvania.............       59.5       59.8         .3          59.1    -    60.6

Midwest........................       61.8       62.2         .4          61.8    -    62.6
   East North Central..........       60.2       60.8         .6          60.2    -    61.3
      Illinois.................       61.0       61.4         .4          60.5    -    62.2
      Indiana..................       60.8       61.8        1.0          60.6    -    63.0
      Michigan.................       57.2       58.2        1.0          57.2    -    59.3
      Ohio.....................       59.4       59.4         .0          58.4    -    60.4
      Wisconsin................       64.9       65.4         .5          64.1    -    66.8

   West North Central..........       65.4       65.4         .0          64.7    -    66.1
      Iowa.....................       67.3       67.0        -.3          65.6    -    68.4
      Kansas...................       64.8       64.3        -.5          63.0    -    65.6
      Minnesota................       66.9       66.8        -.1          65.7    -    67.9
      Missouri.................       62.1       62.4         .3          61.1    -    63.8
      Nebraska.................       67.7       67.3        -.4          66.3    -    68.3
      North Dakota.............       69.3       69.2        -.1          67.8    -    70.6
      South Dakota.............       67.1       67.0        -.1          65.8    -    68.3

South..........................       57.9       58.3         .4          58.0    -    58.6
   South Atlantic..............       58.0       58.6         .6          58.2    -    59.0
      Delaware.................       59.5       59.8         .3          58.5    -    61.1
      District of Columbia.....       65.3       65.9         .6          64.8    -    66.9
      Florida..................       55.8       56.3         .5          55.6    -    57.0
      Georgia..................       57.9       59.0        1.1          58.2    -    59.9
      Maryland.................       63.5       64.2         .7          63.2    -    65.2
      North Carolina...........       57.7       58.7        1.0          57.7    -    59.6
      South Carolina...........       55.8       56.3         .5          55.4    -    57.1
      Virginia.................       61.9       62.2         .3          61.0    -    63.4
      West Virginia............       49.4       50.0         .6          48.7    -    51.3

   East South Central..........       54.3       55.0         .7          54.2    -    55.7
      Alabama..................       53.2       53.4         .2          52.3    -    54.5
      Kentucky.................       54.1       54.7         .6          53.3    -    56.1
      Mississippi..............       52.2       52.8         .6          51.5    -    54.0
      Tennessee................       56.2       57.2        1.0          56.0    -    58.4

   West South Central..........       59.7       59.5        -.2          58.9    -    60.1
      Arkansas.................       55.1       55.8         .7          54.7    -    56.9
      Louisiana................       56.7       55.5       -1.2          54.5    -    56.5
      Oklahoma.................       59.0       58.2        -.8          56.9    -    59.5
      Texas....................       60.9       60.7        -.2          60.1    -    61.4

West...........................       59.1       59.6         .5          59.3    -    60.0
   Mountain....................       60.2       60.5         .3          59.9    -    61.2
      Arizona..................       56.5       57.1         .6          55.9    -    58.3
      Colorado.................       64.3       64.7         .4          63.2    -    66.1
      Idaho....................       61.2       61.5         .3          60.3    -    62.8
      Montana..................       61.1       61.2         .1          60.1    -    62.4
      Nevada...................       58.6       58.6         .0          57.4    -    59.8
      New Mexico...............       53.8       53.7        -.1          52.6    -    54.9
      Utah.....................       65.8       66.4         .6          65.2    -    67.5
      Wyoming..................       64.7       63.5       -1.2          62.0    -    64.9

   Pacific.....................       58.6       59.2         .6          58.8    -    59.6
      Alaska...................       62.6       61.7        -.9          59.8    -    63.6
      California...............       58.3       58.9         .6          58.4    -    59.4
      Hawaii...................       59.8       60.8        1.0          59.7    -    61.9
      Oregon...................       58.0       59.5        1.5          58.4    -    60.7
      Washington...............       59.6       60.2         .6          59.2    -    61.2

Puerto Rico....................       35.1       35.5         .4                  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
re-estimation. Data for Puerto Rico are derived from a monthly household survey similar to
the Current Population Survey.

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