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State Employment-to-Population Ratios, Unemployment Rates

Employment-to-population ratios and unemployment rates are two measures commonly used to assess a state's labor market. 

State unemployment rates do not consider workers who have, for various reasons, dropped out of the labor force. State employment-to-population ratios do consider these workers, but still don't account for demographic changes occurring within a state.

Nationally, while unemployment rates have declined, states' employment-to-population ratios and labor force participation rates haven't yet recovered.

Select your state below to see how the unemployment rate, labor force participation rate and employment-to-population ratio has changed over time:

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