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By State, Total Number Of People Reporting Employment Disabilities, By Employment Status For The Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 16-20 Years (2000).
State Total Reporting Employment Disability Total Employed Total Not Employed
Alabama
 24,041
15,124
8,917
Alaska
2,013
1,074
939
Arizona
29,665
19,173
10,492
Arkansas
15,536
9,773
5,763
California
186,973
108,606
78,367
Colorado
21,188
14,125
7,063
Connecticut
15,223
9,936
5,287
Delaware
4,216
2,888
1,328
District of Columbia
3,209
1,345
1,864
Florida
 89,211
58,684
30,527
Georgia
46,930
29,720
17,210
Hawaii
4,627
2,790 
1,837
Idaho
6,084
3,900
2,184
Illinois
63,173
39,424
23,749
Indiana
31,334
21,180
10,154
Iowa
14,289
9,860
4,429
Kansas
13,831
9,511
4,320
Kentucky
21,219
13,977
7,242
Louisiana
25,330
14,547
10,783
Maine
5,607
3,735
1,872
Maryland
24,081
15,005
9,076
Massachusetts
32,058
20,834
11,224
Michigan
47,299
30,604
16,695
Minnesota
21,979
15,325
6,654
Mississippi
16,918
9,583
7,335
Missouri
26,836
17,476
9,360
Montana
3,309
2,057
1,252
Nebraska
8,413
5,793
2,620
Nevada
12,141
8,001
4,140
New Hampshire
5,331
3,763
1,568
New Jersey
37,328
21,743
15,585
New Mexico
10,170
6,514
3,656
New York
91,288
49,966
41,322
North Carolina
42,578
28,197
14,381
North Dakota
 3,004
2,053
951
Ohio
50,829
33,349
17,480
Oklahoma
19,595
12,751
6,844
Oregon
15,874
9,995
5,879
Pennsylvania
52,315
32,216
20,099
Rhode Island
5,975
3,928
2,047
South Carolina
24,540
16,103
8,437
South Dakota
3,778
2,738
1,040
Tennessee
30,367
19,843
10,524
Texas
127,464
79,647
47,817
Utah
12,819
8,416
4,403
Vermont
2,516
1,703
813
Virginia
31,340
19,939
11,401
Washington
26,825
16,865
9,960
West Virginia
7,207
3,718
3,489
Wisconsin
25,300
17,304
7,996
Wyoming
2,363
1,657
706
U.S. Total
1,445,539 906,458 539,081

Note: People 16-64 years old are considered to have an employment disability if they report the following lasting for 6 months or more: difficulty working at a job or business. 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 an employment disability by state, divide the number of those employed (or not employed) for a particular state by the total number of people reporting an employment disability in the same state and multiply the result by 100. Example: Calculate the percent of those employed with an employment disability in Oklahoma. This calculation would be: 12,751/19,595=.6507 and .6507x100=65.07%

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

 

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