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Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2014-15 annual averages

Table 2.  Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division,
and state, 2014-15 annual averages

(Percent)
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                   Employment-population                                        
                                         ratio (1)        Over-the-       Error range of       
  Region, division, and state                               year                ratio,
                                                           change              2015 (2)          
                                      2014       2015                                           
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
     United States.............       59.0       59.3        0.3          59.2    -    59.5

Northeast......................       59.1       59.8         .7          59.3    -    60.2
   New England.................       61.8       62.0         .2          61.3    -    62.7
      Connecticut..............       61.5       62.0         .5          60.6    -    63.4
      Maine....................       60.3       59.5        -.8          58.1    -    61.0
      Massachusetts............       61.5       61.7         .2          60.6    -    62.8
      New Hampshire............       65.7       66.0         .3          65.0    -    67.0
      Rhode Island.............       60.2       61.0         .8          59.9    -    62.2
      Vermont..................       64.9       64.4        -.5          63.2    -    65.6

   Middle Atlantic.............       58.2       59.0         .8          58.4    -    59.5
      New Jersey...............       59.7       60.5         .8          59.6    -    61.4
      New York.................       57.0       57.9         .9          57.1    -    58.7
      Pennsylvania.............       58.9       59.6         .7          58.8    -    60.3

Midwest........................       61.3       61.9         .6          61.5    -    62.3
   East North Central..........       59.5       60.2         .7          59.6    -    60.7
      Illinois.................       60.2       60.9         .7          60.0    -    61.8
      Indiana..................       59.6       60.7        1.1          59.4    -    61.9
      Michigan.................       56.2       57.1         .9          56.0    -    58.1
      Ohio.....................       59.1       59.4         .3          58.4    -    60.4
      Wisconsin................       64.4       64.8         .4          63.5    -    66.2

   West North Central..........       65.2       65.8         .6          65.1    -    66.4
      Iowa.....................       67.2       67.3         .1          66.0    -    68.6
      Kansas...................       64.9       65.0         .1          63.8    -    66.3
      Minnesota................       67.1       67.6         .5          66.5    -    68.7
      Missouri.................       60.7       62.4        1.7          61.0    -    63.7
      Nebraska.................       68.4       68.0        -.4          67.0    -    68.9
      North Dakota.............       70.7       69.1       -1.6          67.6    -    70.5
      South Dakota.............       67.0       67.2         .2          66.0    -    68.4

South..........................       57.9       57.9         .0          57.6    -    58.2
   South Atlantic..............       57.9       58.0         .1          57.6    -    58.4
      Delaware.................       57.9       59.4        1.5          58.1    -    60.6
      District of Columbia.....       64.0       65.3        1.3          64.2    -    66.4
      Florida..................       56.3       56.1        -.2          55.4    -    56.8
      Georgia..................       57.6       57.7         .1          56.8    -    58.6
      Maryland.................       62.9       63.4         .5          62.4    -    64.3
      North Carolina...........       57.2       57.7         .5          56.7    -    58.7
      South Carolina...........       55.1       55.5         .4          54.7    -    56.4
      Virginia.................       62.6       62.3        -.3          61.1    -    63.4
      West Virginia............       49.7       49.4        -.3          48.1    -    50.8

   East South Central..........       54.1       54.0        -.1          53.3    -    54.8
      Alabama..................       53.2       53.0        -.2          51.9    -    54.1
      Kentucky.................       54.8       53.7       -1.1          52.3    -    55.1
      Mississippi..............       50.8       52.2        1.4          50.9    -    53.4
      Tennessee................       55.7       55.9         .2          54.7    -    57.1

   West South Central..........       59.9       59.7        -.2          59.1    -    60.3
      Arkansas.................       53.6       54.8        1.2          53.7    -    55.9
      Louisiana................       56.9       56.7        -.2          55.6    -    57.7
      Oklahoma.................       58.3       59.3        1.0          58.0    -    60.6
      Texas....................       61.4       60.9        -.5          60.1    -    61.6

West...........................       58.6       59.0         .4          58.6    -    59.3
   Mountain....................       59.9       60.1         .2          59.4    -    60.7
      Arizona..................       55.7       56.1         .4          54.9    -    57.3
      Colorado.................       64.5       64.1        -.4          62.7    -    65.5
      Idaho....................       60.5       61.3         .8          59.9    -    62.6
      Montana..................       60.9       61.4         .5          60.2    -    62.6
      Nevada...................       58.4       58.9         .5          57.8    -    60.1
      New Mexico...............       53.6       53.5        -.1          52.3    -    54.7
      Utah.....................       65.4       65.7         .3          64.5    -    66.9
      Wyoming..................       65.3       64.9        -.4          63.5    -    66.3

   Pacific.....................       58.0       58.5         .5          58.1    -    58.9
      Alaska...................       63.1       62.7        -.4          60.9    -    64.6
      California...............       57.7       58.3         .6          57.9    -    58.8
      Hawaii...................       59.0       59.7         .7          58.6    -    60.9
      Oregon...................       57.0       57.6         .6          56.5    -    58.7
      Washington...............       59.3       59.5         .2          58.5    -    60.5

   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.
   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.



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Last Modified Date: February 26, 2016
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