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By State, Total Number Of People Reporting Employment Disabilities, By Employment Status For The Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 21-64 Years (2000).
State Total Reporting
Employment
Disability
Total Employed Total Not Employed
Alabama
361,316 
210,882 
150,434
Alaska
31,389
17,573
13,816
Arizona
356,348
224,637
131,711
Arkansas
215,138
123,681
91,457
California
2,583,155
1,600,265
982,890
Colorado
260,167
170,244
89,923
Connecticut
220,298
153,066
67,232
Delaware
51,626
34,018
17,608
District of Columbia
49,532
31,081
18,451
Florida
1,286,202
844,889
441,313
Georgia
619,065
399,819
219,246
Hawaii
80,212
53,165
27,047
Idaho
70,030
41,577
28,453
Illinois
792,907
507,581
285,326
Indiana
408,534
270,507
138,027
Iowa
156,210
104,208
52,002
Kansas
156,308
102,659
53,649
Kentucky
341,535
180,501
161,034
Louisiana
336,883
200,326
136,557
Maine
89,924
52,226
37,698
Maryland
345,156
234,202
110,954
Massachusetts
453,721
304,847
148,874
Michigan
630,362
385,206
245,156
Minnesota
249,353
168,584
80,769
Mississippi
238,011
134,914
103,097
Missouri
351,747
210,030
141,717
Montana
49,837
28,595
21,242
Nebraska
91,725
62,131
29,594
Nevada
174,925
117,730
57,195
New Hampshire
75,784 
51,016
24,768
New Jersey
584,334
386,143
198,191
New Mexico
129,656
78,867
50,789
New York
1,521,643
973,607
548,036
North Carolina
643,171
416,363
226,808
North Dakota
33,893
22,993
10,900
Ohio
692,766
423,178
269,588
Oklahoma
247,784
148,327
99,457
Oregon
218,114
132,381
85,733
Pennsylvania
763,993
466,458
297,535
Rhode Island
78,752
51,675
27,077
South Carolina
339,744
214,880
124,864
South Dakota
39,454
26,667
12,787
Tennessee
453,401
267,730
185,671
Texas
1524,357
998,210
526,147
Utah
110,577
72,932
37,645
Vermont
36,153
22,441
13,712
Virginia
462,265
295,918
166,347
Washington
375,545
226,343
149,202
West Virginia
146,173
66,717
79,456
Wisconsin
284,267
185,431
98,836
Wyoming
28,589
18,732
9,857
U.S. Total
19,842,031 12,516,153 7,325,878

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: 148,327/247,784=.5986 and .5986x100=59.86%

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

 

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