Big Five: States with biggest decline of working adults

Big Five: States with biggest decline of working adults

March 4th, 2014 by Dave Flessner in Business Around the Region

In 2013, the states with the biggest decline in share of adults working were:

• 1. Tennessee, down 1.1 percent to 54.4 percent of population

• 2. Arkansas, down 1.0 percent to 52.7 percent of population

• 3. North Dakota, down 1 percent to 68.1 percent of population

• 4. Mississippi, down 0.9 percent to 50.5 percent of the population

• 5. Arizona, down 0.9 percent to 53 percent of the population

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment-population ratios of persons 16 yeas old and over in 2013 compared with previous year.