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Table 2. Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division, and state, 2012-13 annual averages

Table 2.  Employment-population ratios of persons 16 years of age and over by region, division,
and state, 2012-13 annual averages

(Percent)
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                   Employment-population                                        
                                         ratio (1)        Over-the-       Error range of       
  Region, division, and state                               year                ratio,
                                                           change              2013 (2)          
                                      2012       2013                                           
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
     United States.............       58.6       58.6        0.0          58.4    -    58.8

Northeast......................       58.7       58.7         .0          58.3    -    59.2
   New England.................       61.3       60.9        -.4          60.1    -    61.6
      Connecticut..............       60.9       60.1        -.8          58.9    -    61.2
      Maine....................       60.6       60.9         .3          59.7    -    62.1
      Massachusetts............       60.6       60.1        -.5          59.0    -    61.2
      New Hampshire............       65.8       65.6        -.2          64.6    -    66.6
      Rhode Island.............       59.4       59.3        -.1          58.2    -    60.5
      Vermont..................       66.2       65.5        -.7          64.3    -    66.7

   Middle Atlantic.............       57.8       58.0         .2          57.4    -    58.5
      New Jersey...............       59.4       59.4         .0          58.5    -    60.4
      New York.................       56.6       56.8         .2          56.2    -    57.5
      Pennsylvania.............       58.6       58.8         .2          57.9    -    59.6

Midwest........................       60.5       60.5         .0          60.1    -    60.9
   East North Central..........       58.7       58.7         .0          58.2    -    59.2
      Illinois.................       59.9       59.4        -.5          58.5    -    60.4
      Indiana..................       57.9       58.0         .1          56.6    -    59.5
      Michigan.................       54.5       55.0         .5          54.0    -    55.9
      Ohio.....................       58.9       59.0         .1          58.1    -    59.8
      Wisconsin................       63.5       63.6         .1          62.2    -    64.9

   West North Central..........       64.7       64.8         .1          64.2    -    65.3
      Iowa.....................       66.0       66.3         .3          65.2    -    67.4
      Kansas...................       64.4       64.3        -.1          63.1    -    65.4
      Minnesota................       66.8       66.8         .0          65.7    -    68.0
      Missouri.................       59.7       60.1         .4          58.8    -    61.4
      Nebraska.................       69.3       69.2        -.1          68.1    -    70.3
      North Dakota.............       70.4       69.4       -1.0          68.1    -    70.8
      South Dakota.............       67.5       67.2        -.3          66.0    -    68.4

South..........................       57.8       57.8         .0          57.5    -    58.1
   South Atlantic..............       57.6       57.7         .1          57.3    -    58.2
      Delaware.................       56.9       56.7        -.2          55.7    -    57.8
      District of Columbia.....       63.0       63.5         .5          62.4    -    64.7
      Florida..................       55.3       55.8         .5          54.9    -    56.8
      Georgia..................       58.0       57.9        -.1          56.8    -    58.9
      Maryland.................       63.3       63.0        -.3          62.1    -    63.8
      North Carolina...........       57.0       56.9        -.1          55.9    -    57.9
      South Carolina...........       54.4       54.4         .0          53.2    -    55.6
      Virginia.................       62.9       62.7        -.2          61.5    -    63.9
      West Virginia............       50.3       50.1        -.2          48.4    -    51.7

   East South Central..........       55.2       54.4        -.8          53.6    -    55.2
      Alabama..................       53.6       53.1        -.5          51.4    -    54.8
      Kentucky.................       56.2       55.7        -.5          54.4    -    57.0
      Mississippi..............       52.9       52.0        -.9          50.5    -    53.5
      Tennessee................       56.7       55.6       -1.1          54.4    -    56.9

   West South Central..........       59.5       59.6         .1          59.0    -    60.2
      Arkansas.................       54.9       53.9       -1.0          52.7    -    55.1
      Louisiana................       55.5       55.9         .4          54.3    -    57.5
      Oklahoma.................       58.7       58.8         .1          57.5    -    60.1
      Texas....................       60.9       61.1         .2          60.4    -    61.8

West...........................       57.8       57.9         .1          57.6    -    58.3
   Mountain....................       59.3       59.1        -.2          58.5    -    59.7
      Arizona..................       55.5       54.6        -.9          53.0    -    56.2
      Colorado.................       63.4       63.2        -.2          61.7    -    64.7
      Idaho....................       60.0       60.1         .1          58.7    -    61.5
      Montana..................       60.2       60.5         .3          59.0    -    62.0
      Nevada...................       57.5       57.2        -.3          56.1    -    58.4
      New Mexico...............       54.1       54.1         .0          53.0    -    55.2
      Utah.....................       64.2       65.6        1.4          64.1    -    67.1
      Wyoming..................       65.1       64.9        -.2          63.6    -    66.2

   Pacific.....................       57.1       57.4         .3          57.0    -    57.8
      Alaska...................       63.6       63.4        -.2          61.6    -    65.1
      California...............       56.5       57.0         .5          56.6    -    57.5
      Hawaii...................       57.7       57.7         .0          56.5    -    58.9
      Oregon...................       57.3       56.7        -.6          55.7    -    57.7
      Washington...............       59.6       59.1        -.5          58.2    -    60.1

Puerto Rico....................       35.6       35.2        -.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
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: February 28, 2014
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