List of U.S. states by employment rate

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This is a list of U.S. states and the District of Columbia by Employment-to-population ratio (population 16 and over).

List[edit]

U.S. states by net employment rate (% of population 16 and over) 2018[1]
National
rank
State Employment rate in %
(total population)
Annual change (%)
(Increase=rise in employment)
1  Minnesota 67.8 Steady 0.0
2   North Dakota 67.7 Decrease 1.2
3  Nebraska 67.3 Increase 0.2
4  Colorado 66.9 Increase 0.7
5  Iowa 66.7 Increase 0.4
6  New Hampshire 66.6 Increase 0.2
6  South Dakota 66.6 Decrease 0.1
 District of Columbia 66.5 Increase 0.3
8  Utah 66.1 Decrease 0.5
9  Wisconsin 65.9 Decrease 0.3
10  Massachusetts 65.3 Increase 1.6
11  Vermont 64.9 Decrease 0.1
12  Maryland 64.6 Steady 0.0
13  Kansas 64.5 Increase 0.2
14  Connecticut 63.4 Increase 0.6
15  Virginia 63.2 Increase 0.3
16  Indiana 62.7 Increase 0.5
17  Idaho 62.3 Increase 0.4
18  Wyoming 62.1 Decrease 0.5
19  Rhode Island 61.9 Increase 0.3
20  Illinois 61.7 Increase 0.3
21  Missouri 61.6 Decrease 0.1
22  Texas 61.5 Increase 0.4
23  Maine 61.2 Decrease 0.2
24  Washington 61.0 Increase 0.3
25  Alaska 60.9 Decrease 0.5
26  Georgia 60.6 Increase 0.3
26  Hawaii 60.6 Decrease 0.4
 United States 60.4 Increase 0.3
28  Montana 60.3 Decrease 0.2
29  Delaware 60.2 Increase 0.4
30  Nevada 60.1 Increase 0.6
31  New Jersey 59.9 Decrease 0.3
31  Pennsylvania 59.9 Increase 0.3
33  California 59.8 Increase 0.6
33  Oregon 59.8 Decrease 0.4
35  Ohio 59.5 Decrease 0.1
36  Oklahoma 59.1 Increase 0.5
37  Michigan 58.8 Increase 0.2
37  North Carolina 58.8 Steady 0.0
37  Tennessee 58.8 Increase 0.5
40  New York 58.5 Increase 0.5
41  Arizona 58.4 Increase 0.8
42  Florida 57.3 Increase 0.2
43  Kentucky 56.5 Increase 0.3
44  South Carolina 56.0 Increase 0.1
45  Louisiana 55.9 Increase 0.2
46  Arkansas 55.7 Decrease 0.1
47  Alabama 54.9 Increase 0.6
48  New Mexico 54.7 Increase 0.5
49  Mississippi 53.0 Decrease 0.1
50  West Virginia 51.0 Increase 0.5

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota, North Dakota, and Nebraska had the highest employment–population ratios in 2018 : The Economics Daily: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics". www.bls.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-10.