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Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2018-19 annual averages

Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2018-19 annual averages
[Percent]
Region, division, and state Employment-population ratio(1) Over-the-year
change
Error range of
ratio, 2019(2)
2018 2019

United States

60.4 60.8 0.4 60.6 – 61.0

Northeast

60.5 61.0 0.5 60.6 – 61.4

New England

64.2 64.7 0.5 64.0 – 65.3

Connecticut

63.2 63.9 0.7 62.6 – 65.2

Maine

61.0 60.5 -0.5 59.1 – 62.0

Massachusetts

65.2 65.8 0.6 64.9 – 66.7

New Hampshire

66.8 67.3 0.5 66.2 – 68.3

Rhode Island

61.8 62.0 0.2 60.8 – 63.3

Vermont

65.1 64.5 -0.6 63.3 – 65.7

Middle Atlantic

59.1 59.6 0.5 59.1 – 60.1

New Jersey

60.2 61.3 1.1 60.3 – 62.2

New York

58.2 58.4 0.2 57.7 – 59.1

Pennsylvania

59.9 60.4 0.5 59.6 – 61.2

Midwest

62.6 62.7 0.1 62.3 – 63.1

East North Central

61.3 61.3 0.0 60.9 – 61.8

Illinois

61.7 61.9 0.2 61.0 – 62.8

Indiana

62.7 62.4 -0.3 61.3 – 63.5

Michigan

59.0 59.2 0.2 58.3 – 60.2

Ohio

59.9 60.2 0.3 59.4 – 61.0

Wisconsin

65.6 64.8 -0.8 63.7 – 65.9

West North Central

65.4 65.8 0.4 65.2 – 66.4

Iowa

67.0 68.5 1.5 67.3 – 69.8

Kansas

64.3 64.6 0.3 63.4 – 65.7

Minnesota

67.9 68.0 0.1 66.9 – 69.2

Missouri

61.7 62.0 0.3 61.0 – 63.0

Nebraska

67.5 67.8 0.3 66.8 – 68.8

North Dakota

67.8 67.6 -0.2 66.1 – 69.2

South Dakota

66.8 66.7 -0.1 65.4 – 68.1

South

59.2 59.6 0.4 59.3 – 59.9

South Atlantic

59.4 59.8 0.4 59.4 – 60.2

Delaware

60.2 60.2 0.0 59.0 – 61.5

District of Columbia

66.5 67.1 0.6 65.8 – 68.4

Florida

57.1 57.5 0.4 56.9 – 58.2

Georgia

60.3 60.2 -0.1 59.3 – 61.1

Maryland

65.2 66.0 0.8 64.9 – 67.2

North Carolina

58.8 59.2 0.4 58.4 – 60.1

South Carolina

56.4 56.8 0.4 55.9 – 57.7

Virginia

63.5 64.3 0.8 63.3 – 65.3

West Virginia

51.2 52.4 1.2 50.6 – 54.1

East South Central

56.5 57.2 0.7 56.5 – 57.9

Alabama

55.4 56.3 0.9 55.3 – 57.3

Kentucky

56.5 56.8 0.3 55.6 – 58.0

Mississippi

52.8 52.8 0.0 51.6 – 54.0

Tennessee

59.0 60.1 1.1 59.0 – 61.2

West South Central

60.2 60.4 0.2 59.9 – 60.9

Arkansas

55.9 56.1 0.2 55.1 – 57.1

Louisiana

55.9 55.8 -0.1 54.7 – 56.8

Oklahoma

59.0 58.8 -0.2 57.5 – 60.0

Texas

61.5 61.8 0.3 61.2 – 62.3

West

60.4 60.8 0.4 60.5 – 61.2

Mountain

61.7 62.3 0.6 61.7 – 62.9

Arizona

58.2 59.2 1.0 58.2 – 60.3

Colorado

66.7 67.4 0.7 66.2 – 68.6

Idaho

62.4 62.6 0.2 61.5 – 63.7

Montana

60.5 60.6 0.1 59.5 – 61.6

Nevada

60.5 61.1 0.6 60.2 – 62.1

New Mexico

54.7 55.4 0.7 54.3 – 56.5

Utah

66.2 66.6 0.4 65.6 – 67.6

Wyoming

62.5 62.6 0.1 61.3 – 64.0

Pacific

59.9 60.2 0.3 59.7 – 60.6

Alaska

60.4 59.9 -0.5 58.4 – 61.4

California

59.6 59.9 0.3 59.4 – 60.4

Hawaii

60.2 59.3 -0.9 58.1 – 60.5

Oregon

59.7 59.4 -0.3 58.2 – 60.6

Washington

61.3 62.3 1.0 61.3 – 63.2

Puerto Rico

36.7 37.4 0.7 (3)-

Footnotes
(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.
(3) 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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Last Modified Date: March 04, 2020