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Old 12-13-2016, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Alabama 57.0
Alaska 66.3
Arizona 60.1
Arkansas 58.3
California 62.8
Colorado 66.9
Connecticut 65.9
Delaware 62.6
DC 69.6
Florida 58.7
Georgia 62.4
Hawaii 62.8
Idaho 64.0
Illinois 65.1
Indiana 65.0
Iowa 70.2
Kansas 66.7
Kentucky57.6
Louisiana 58.9
Maine 63.3
Maryland 66.8
Massachusetts 64.9
Michigan 61.2
Minnesota 69.0
Mississippi 55.8
Montana 63.5
Nebraska 69.6
Nevada 61.9
New Hampshire 69.3
New Jersey 63.8
New Mexico 57.6
New York 60.2
North Carolina 61.3
North Dakota 71.3
Ohio 62.4
Oklahoma 60.2
Oregon 63.3
Pennsylvania 63.5
Rhode Island 64.8
South Carolina 59.1
South Dakota 69.5
Tennessee 60.6
Texas 63.5
Utah 68.3
Vermont 66.9
Virginia 64.6
Washington 64.1
West Virginia 53.6
Wisconsin 68.4
Wyoming 66.5

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Old 12-13-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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There is unfortunately a lot of seasonal factors involved in this number. But generally the closer you are to the end of the year the more accurate it is. Novembers numbers released next week will be a much better indicator.

Florida for instance usually has rapid increase in lpr for Jan and Feb, then declines until August, then rapidly increases the last few months of the year. The BLS says state employment data is seasonally adjusted, but there is a LOT of noise in there. Then in January of each year retrospective corrections are made to give a better picture of what is going on.
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:16 PM
 
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There is unfortunately a lot of seasonal factors involved in this number. But generally the closer you are to the end of the year the more accurate it is. Novembers numbers released next week will be a much better indicator.

Florida for instance usually has rapid increase in lpr for Jan and Feb, then declines until August, then rapidly increases the last few months of the year. The BLS says state employment data is seasonally adjusted, but there is a LOT of noise in there. Then in January of each year retrospective corrections are made to give a better picture of what is going on.
Interesting. Is this because of travel from cold climates/tourism? I'd expect it to be highest in the summer.
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Old 12-13-2016, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Interesting. Is this because of travel from cold climates/tourism? I'd expect it to be highest in the summer.
I don't know why. But this happens to every state to a degree. Oregon is another one that has strong seasonal factors in its monthly release. It isn't until the following January that the seasonal data is smoothed out.

Florida Economy at a Glance

Go to this link. Look under the Column "back data", and click on the picture of the graph. You will get sent to another page that shows what I'm talking about. Notice everything looks smoothed out except for 2016 data. We have to wait until January 2017 when the retrospective correction is made for us to see what is really going on.
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:47 AM
 
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Wow, some states are incredibly low. West Virginia?
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Old 12-14-2016, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Wow, some states are incredibly low. West Virginia?
Combination of having a very old age structure and a terrible economy for so long. When you subtract out the unemployed but looking for work segment W Virginia becomes the only state where more than half of adults don't work.
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Old 12-14-2016, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Is there a stat for lpr separated by state for prime working years (25-55)?

I ask because age structure affects this number a lot. Minnesota and Wisconsin might look like they have high participation rates, but their number is propped up by lots of their old people retiring to other states. Florida and Arizona, and the Carolinas on the flip side get shafted on this stat because every person that retires there from another state weighs down on their lpr.
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