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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 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 73% in 2017, higher than the nation (60%) and on par with the state. This ratio has decreased from 78% in 2000, similar to the national trend. Since 2000, Genesee County has consistently held the highest ratio in the region, and averaged 81% since 2000, higher than both the state (72%) and nation (61%). Employment-to-population ratios was lowest in Orleans, averaging 72% over the same timeframe.

Notes about the data

For this indicator, people are counted where they live, not where they work. To calculate these rates, CGR used figures for the population ages 16 to 64 not living in institutions (including jails, prisons, psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, and boarding schools) from the 2000 Census and American Community Survey. CGR interpolated the intervening years.

Employment-to-Population Ratio
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
United States64%64%63%62%62%63%63%63%62%59%58%58%59%59%59%59%60%60%
NYS72%71%71%70%72%73%74%74%74%71%70%70%70%70%71%72%72%73%
NYS (excluding NYC)76%76%76%76%76%77%78%78%78%75%74%73%73%73%73%74%74%74%
Region78%77%76%76%76%77%78%77%77%74%73%72%73%73%72%73%73%73%
Monroe77%76%75%75%75%76%76%76%76%73%73%72%73%73%72%73%73%73%
Surrounding Counties79%78%79%78%78%80%80%78%78%76%74%73%73%73%73%74%74%74%
Genesee83%83%84%84%84%85%85%85%85%82%79%77%77%78%78%79%79%79%
Livingston76%75%74%73%73%74%74%73%72%70%72%71%71%71%70%72%72%72%
Ontario82%81%80%80%80%81%81%80%79%77%75%74%75%75%74%75%76%75%
Orleans75%74%74%73%73%75%75%73%72%70%69%69%69%69%69%70%70%70%
Seneca78%76%77%77%77%78%78%76%77%75%71%70%71%70%70%72%71%75%
Wayne80%79%78%78%78%79%79%77%77%75%74%73%73%73%73%74%74%74%
Wyoming77%77%80%80%79%82%84%83%82%78%72%71%71%72%72%74%74%73%
Yates78%77%80%81%82%82%83%82%82%81%74%73%73%73%73%74%75%74%
Rochester67%66%65%65%65%66%65%65%65%63%64%63%63%64%63%64%64%64%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau




Total Employment
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
United States136,891,000136,933,000136,485,000137,736,000139,252,000141,730,000144,427,000146,047,000145,362,000139,877,000139,064,000139,869,000142,469,000143,929,000146,305,000148,834,000151,436,000153,337,000
NYS8,718,7498,709,8978,705,3528,672,9098,812,6188,986,8599,077,5299,088,2079,139,0808,844,4868,769,7238,728,0578,793,3858,913,7888,984,0749,136,1519,200,2669,249,225
NYS (excluding NYC)5,263,4425,250,6675,299,7815,296,9495,334,4415,405,1865,450,9215,423,9275,433,6245,252,9575,196,1715,125,3695,146,9065,189,8615,155,5175,216,0955,222,5395,216,729
Region589,460584,485583,265580,672582,047591,019591,224585,263586,177567,459563,877557,830559,578561,795556,414562,914562,125558,931
Monroe361,843358,170355,873353,621354,250359,288358,950356,559357,407345,928347,846345,099346,636348,519344,893348,923348,518346,201
Surrounding Counties227,617226,315227,392227,051227,797231,731232,274228,704228,770221,531216,031212,731212,942213,276211,521213,991213,607212,730
Genesee31,13430,82231,36131,34531,23131,51431,61331,37531,65830,57629,18928,51628,44328,44728,48728,77428,55928,275
Livingston31,45431,26230,97430,70930,84831,24231,30630,67130,59429,44230,10429,56029,62529,64029,28529,77629,70229,492
Ontario52,37352,20452,21652,28752,80154,27454,35753,87254,04252,82652,17651,80551,97152,39652,13952,76853,04452,668
Orleans19,26018,90318,68318,54318,59618,83818,81118,34918,21417,57117,31417,07517,04517,00916,73716,83416,84716,738
Seneca15,65915,79516,14816,25316,32316,53216,56316,23716,23715,90315,07814,82914,94614,81714,70815,00014,84915,518
Wayne46,85846,45246,03545,82345,84346,58846,34845,31745,36943,72543,22742,53342,53642,48241,85142,17442,07741,803
Wyoming19,27419,31020,00019,82119,69120,30720,76720,37520,06219,14717,61617,23217,22917,32717,23417,44317,25517,057
Yates11,60511,56711,97512,27012,46412,43612,50912,50812,59412,34111,32711,18111,14711,15811,08011,22211,27411,179
Rochester94,42692,72591,33290,04489,56390,25389,14888,08287,95385,18785,95985,08785,32085,54384,47385,41685,15584,588

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau











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