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By State, Total Number Of People Reporting Sensory Disabilities, By Employment Status For The Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 16-20 Years (2000).
State Total
Reporting Sensory
Disability
Total Employed Total Not Employed
Alabama
4,351
1,452
2,899
Alaska
609
179
430
Arizona
4,435
1,976
2,459
Arkansas
2,981
1,165
1,816
California
26,381
7,993
18,388
Colorado
3,466
1,432
2,034
Connecticut
2,221
853
1,368
Delaware
631
296
335
District of Columbia
736
136
600
Florida
10,979
4,368
6,611
Georgia
6,426
2,190
4,236
Hawaii
810
237
573
Idaho
1,348
564
784
Illinois
8,882
3,527
5,355
Indiana
5,512
2,402
3,110
Iowa
2,366
1,102
1,264
Kansas
2,548
1,092
1,456
Kentucky
4,748
1,555
3,193
Louisiana
5,856
1,505
4,351
Maine
944
345
599
Maryland
3,250
1,162
2,088
Massachusetts
4,230
1,641
2,589
Michigan
7,867
3,223
4,644
Minnesota
3,721
1,810
1,911
Mississippi
3,737
1,015
2,722
Missouri
4,847
1,977
2,870
Montana
782
344
438
Nebraska
1,371
609
762
Nevada
1,323
533
790
New Hampshire
923
431
492
New Jersey
4,801
1,585
3,216
New Mexico
1,908
682
1,226
New York
13,663
4,044
9,619
North Carolina
6,364
2,344
4,020
North Dakota
497
182
315
Ohio
8,651
3,781
4,870
Oklahoma
4,415
1,727
2,688
Oregon
3,079
1,310
1,769
Pennsylvania
8,249
2,906
5,343
Rhode Island
882
352
530
South Carolina
3,807
1,461
2,346
South Dakota
723
338
385
Tennessee
5,631
2,175
3,456
Texas
20,170
7,110
13,060
Utah
2,202
1,012
1,190
Vermont
486
256
230
Virginia
4,945
1,775
3,170
Washington
5,447
2,369
3,078
West Virginia
2,144
477
1,667
Wisconsin
3,800
1,889
1,911
Wyoming
580
278
302

Note: People 5 years old and older are considered to have a sensory disability if they report one or more of the following long-lasting conditions: blindness, deafness, or severe vision or hearing impairment. Employment refers to civilians 16 years old and older who do any work at all during the week as paid employees, work in their own business, farm, profession, or work 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in a family business or farm. Employed does not refer to people who work only around their own house, work as unpaid volunteers, or are on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.

To calculate the percent of those employed (or not employed) with a sensory disability by state, divide the number of those employed (or not employed) for a particular state by the total number of people reporting a sensory disability in the same state and multiply the result by 100. Example: Calculate the percent of those employed with a sensory disability in Alabama. This calculation would be: 1,452/4,351=.3337 and .3337x100=33.37%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.

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