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Source: U.S. Census Bureau

What does this measure?

The number of employed people living in our region divided by the population of 16- to 64-year-olds.

Why is this important?

A companion to the better-known unemployment rate, the employment-to-population ratio is an indicator of people's willingness and ability to find work. In a period of rapid economic growth, a larger share of the population (including teens, second earners in a family, and elders) will be enticed into the workforce.

How is our region performing?

The employment-to-population ratio for the region was 60% in 2016-20, similar to the state and nation. This was down a bit from 62% in 2000 but up slightly from 59% in 2011-15.

In 2016-20, Genesee County had the highest ratio in the region, at 62%, and Orleans the lowest, at 52%. Monroe County was at 60%, and the City of Rochester, at 56%.

Notes about the data

For this indicator, people are counted where they live, not where they work. The multiyear figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The bureau combined five years of responses to the survey to provide estimates for smaller geographic areas and increase the precision of its estimates. The survey provides data on characteristics of the population that used to be collected only during the decennial census. Data for this indicator are released annually in December.

Employment-to-Population Ratio
20002011-152016-20
NYS57%58%59%
NYS (excluding NYC)60%59%60%
Region62%59%60%
Monroe62%60%60%
Surrounding Counties61%57%58%
Rochester MSA62%59%60%
Genesee64%61%62%
Livingston60%56%55%
Ontario65%60%61%
Orleans55%50%52%
Seneca57%54%55%
Wayne64%58%61%
Wyoming55%54%57%
Yates59%57%55%
Monroe County Suburbs64%62%62%
Monroe County Local Areas
Rochester56%53%56%
East Rochester67%66%66%
Greece64%61%63%
Henrietta63%61%59%
Fairport (V)74%65%58%
Mendon70%68%66%
Hilton (V)68%67%60%
Parma68%64%61%
Pittsford (V)65%63%71%*
Perinton70%64%62%
Scottsville (V)68%64%68%
Riga72%63%64%
Webster (V)62%57%61%
Sweden64%53%57%
Wheatland70%67%69%
Brockport (V)61%49%53%
Chili67%66%64%
Clarkson63%66%56%
Gates60%61%64%
Hamlin68%64%60%
Churchville (V)71%68%62%
Irondequoit58%61%61%
Ogden69%67%64%
Honeoye Falls (V)64%65%61%
Penfield66%61%63%
Pittsford62%59%59%
Spencerport (V)68%70%66%
Rush67%65%65%
Webster67%65%64%
Brighton61%60%59%
Regional Cities
Batavia56%58%59%
Canandaigua60%60%61%
Geneva54%56%57%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.




Total Employment
20002011-152016-20
NYS8,406,6979,278,1379,462,151
NYS (excluding NYC)5,126,5735,346,1165,419,491
Region572,239581,294587,606
Monroe351,906362,140367,036
Surrounding Counties220,333219,154220,570
Rochester MSA508,807517,696524,153
Genesee29,74729,69029,164
Livingston30,55630,10729,339
Ontario50,86053,46154,877
Orleans18,73217,30017,438
Seneca14,71315,40815,479
Wayne45,56243,18044,419
Wyoming18,97218,50018,810
Yates11,19111,50811,044
Monroe County Suburbs259,913274,348274,050
Monroe County Local Areas
Rochester91,99387,79292,986
East Rochester3,4853,5303,679
Greece47,10648,98750,174
Henrietta20,18722,28821,279
Fairport (V)3,2503,0362,605
Mendon4,3614,8454,919
Hilton (V)2,8933,1302,603
Parma7,5618,2207,521
Pittsford (V)764773892*
Perinton24,54824,31923,606
Scottsville (V)1,0971,2561,169
Riga2,9172,9352,886
Webster (V)2,4952,4053,019
Sweden7,2396,5476,732
Wheatland2,8122,6292,646
Brockport (V)4,3903,7303,932
Chili14,23215,22915,168
Clarkson2,8293,6243,335
Gates14,09914,51815,266
Hamlin4,6014,6174,455
Churchville (V)1,0011,0961,131
Irondequoit24,34325,73125,972
Ogden9,65410,96710,713
Honeoye Falls (V)1,3251,4121,415
Penfield17,62618,03718,651
Pittsford13,08014,11813,894
Spencerport (V)1,9312,0631,964
Rush1,8401,8941,857
Webster19,57922,52723,454
Brighton17,81418,78617,843
Regional Cities
Batavia7,2487,1397,099
Canandaigua5,3595,2215,379
Geneva5,8476,1576,203

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.











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