Economy
Employment-to-Population Ratio

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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 2016, in line with the nation (74%) and state (72%). 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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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 80% 2016 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Low Birth Weight Babies 7% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Low Birth Weight Babies, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Infant Mortality Rate 6.0 2014-16 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.7% 2015 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 21% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families 39% 2012-16 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 18 2016 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 2.1 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 2% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 0 10 Not Applicable
Tourism Spending $1,368 2017 1 1
Increasing
Recreation Spending $76 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 81% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Voter Participation Rate 58% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Registered Library Borrowers 63% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 6.0 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 1.7% 2016 2 0
Maintaining
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2012-16 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 0.9% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Population by Age 0 10 Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16-19 6% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $53,369 2012-16 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty 14% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Public Assistance Recipients 2.6% 2017 3 0
Maintaining
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 26% 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP 14% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 16% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
EITC Dollars $177 2016 1 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs 0.5% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Change in Jobs by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 0 10 Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate 5% 2017 2 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 3% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Employment-to-Population Ratio 73% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,645 2016 0 1
Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation 44% 2016 2 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $22,208 2017 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $15,778 2017 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 9% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English 43% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 Math 48% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 English 41% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 Math 47% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 78% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 84% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 85% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 87% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults 0 10 Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance 5% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 34.4 2016 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 685 2016 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 50 2016 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates within Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Gonorrhea Rate 21 2016 2 0
Maintaining
Gonorrhea Rates within Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living with HIV 104 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living with AIDS 132 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable
Alcohol-related Crashes 3 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $130,597 2012-16 1 0
Maintaining
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 0 10 Not Applicable
Median Rental Prices $807 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.4 2012-16 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Overall Housing Cost Burden 31% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 35% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate 68% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Vacant Housing Units 9% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable
Serious Crimes 214 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 28 2017 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 54 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 13.7 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Arrest Rates 197.7 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable

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