Employment-to-population ratios reveal Maryland employs a much larger share of Black residents than Alabama: Black employment-to-population ratios, 2018–2023

Year United States Maryland Alabama
2018 58.30% 61.10% 52.00%
2019 58.80% 66.20% 53.60%
2020 53.70% 62.40% 52.10%
2021 55.70% 62.20% 52.70%
2022 58.50% 62.50% 54.70%
2023 59.60% 64.60% 55.50%

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau

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