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Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2009-10 annual averages

Table 2.  Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division,
and state, 2009-10 annual averages

(Percent)
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                   Employment-population                                        
                                           ratio (1)      Over-the-        Error range of       
  Region, division, and state                               year                ratio,          
                                                           change              2010 (2)         
                                      2009       2010                                           
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
     United States.............       59.3       58.5       -0.8          58.3    -    58.7     
                                                                                                
Northeast......................       59.6       58.9        -.7          58.5    -    59.4     
   New England.................       62.0       61.7        -.3          60.9    -    62.4     
      Connecticut..............       63.0       62.3        -.7          61.2    -    63.5     
      Maine....................       60.2       60.2         .0          59.0    -    61.4     
      Massachusetts............       60.9       60.5        -.4          59.4    -    61.6     
      New Hampshire............       66.0       65.8        -.2          64.8    -    66.8     
      Rhode Island.............       60.0       60.2         .2          59.1    -    61.4     
      Vermont..................       66.1       66.3         .2          65.2    -    67.5     
                                                                                                
   Middle Atlantic.............       58.8       57.9        -.9          57.4    -    58.5     
      New Jersey...............       60.8       59.8       -1.0          58.9    -    60.8     
      New York.................       57.7       57.1        -.6          56.4    -    57.7     
      Pennsylvania.............       59.1       58.0       -1.1          57.2    -    58.8     
                                                                                                
Midwest........................       60.7       60.3        -.4          59.9    -    60.7     
   East North Central..........       58.9       58.5        -.4          58.0    -    59.0     
      Illinois.................       60.0       60.0         .0          59.1    -    61.0     
      Indiana..................       58.1       57.2        -.9          55.7    -    58.6     
      Michigan.................       54.2       53.9        -.3          52.9    -    54.9     
      Ohio.....................       59.6       59.1        -.5          58.2    -    59.9     
      Wisconsin................       64.1       63.2        -.9          61.9    -    64.6     
                                                                                                
   West North Central..........       65.0       64.4        -.6          63.8    -    65.0     
      Iowa.....................       67.4       66.8        -.6          65.7    -    67.9     
      Kansas...................       65.8       65.1        -.7          63.9    -    66.2     
      Minnesota................       66.4       66.8         .4          65.6    -    67.9     
      Missouri.................       60.0       58.7       -1.3          57.4    -    60.1     
      Nebraska.................       68.5       67.7        -.8          66.6    -    68.8     
      North Dakota.............       70.1       69.8        -.3          68.1    -    71.4     
      South Dakota.............       68.3       67.6        -.7          66.4    -    68.8     
                                                                                                
South..........................       58.3       57.5        -.8          57.2    -    57.9     
   South Atlantic..............       58.5       57.3       -1.2          56.9    -    57.8     
      Delaware.................       58.3       56.2       -2.1          55.1    -    57.3     
      District of Columbia.....       61.7       60.6       -1.1          59.4    -    61.8     
      Florida..................       56.3       55.4        -.9          54.5    -    56.3     
      Georgia..................       58.9       57.0       -1.9          56.0    -    57.9     
      Maryland.................       63.4       62.1       -1.3          61.2    -    63.0     
      North Carolina...........       57.1       56.1       -1.0          55.0    -    57.1     
      South Carolina...........       55.2       54.5        -.7          53.5    -    55.5     
      Virginia.................       64.9       64.1        -.8          63.3    -    65.0     
      West Virginia............       50.6       48.8       -1.8          47.1    -    50.4     
                                                                                                
   East South Central..........       55.1       54.7        -.4          53.9    -    55.5     
      Alabama..................       54.1       52.8       -1.3          51.1    -    54.5     
      Kentucky.................       55.8       55.6        -.2          54.3    -    56.9     
      Mississippi..............       53.2       53.2         .0          51.7    -    54.7     
      Tennessee................       56.2       56.2         .0          55.0    -    57.3     
                                                                                                
   West South Central..........       59.8       59.4        -.4          58.8    -    60.0     
      Arkansas.................       57.0       56.1        -.9          54.9    -    57.3     
      Louisiana................       56.8       56.3        -.5          54.7    -    57.9     
      Oklahoma.................       59.0       58.2        -.8          56.9    -    59.5     
      Texas....................       60.8       60.5        -.3          59.8    -    61.2     
                                                                                                
West...........................       59.3       57.9       -1.4          57.6    -    58.3     
   Mountain....................       61.0       59.5       -1.5          58.8    -    60.1     
      Arizona..................       57.6       56.9        -.7          55.4    -    58.4     
      Colorado.................       65.2       62.8       -2.4          61.3    -    64.3     
      Idaho....................       60.3       59.1       -1.2          57.7    -    60.5     
      Montana..................       60.6       59.7        -.9          58.3    -    61.1     
      Nevada...................       59.2       57.0       -2.2          55.9    -    58.2     
      New Mexico...............       57.8       56.9        -.9          55.8    -    57.9     
      Utah.....................       65.2       62.9       -2.3          61.3    -    64.4     
      Wyoming..................       66.4       64.8       -1.6          63.5    -    66.1     
                                                                                                
   Pacific.....................       58.5       57.2       -1.3          56.8    -    57.7     
      Alaska...................       64.6       64.2        -.4          62.4    -    65.9     
      California...............       57.8       56.3       -1.5          55.8    -    56.7     
      Hawaii...................       60.0       59.4        -.6          58.1    -    60.7     
      Oregon...................       58.5       58.2        -.3          57.2    -    59.2     
      Washington...............       62.0       60.8       -1.2          59.8    -    61.8     

Puerto Rico....................       36.7       35.1       -1.6                  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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Last Modified Date: October 29, 2020