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By State, Total Number Of People Reporting Physical Disabilities, By Employment Status For The Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 16-20 Years (2000).

State Total Reporting Physical Disability Total Employed

Total Not Employed

Alabama
4,971
1,289
3,682
Alaska
750
277
473
Arizona
5,554
2,147
3,407
Arkansas
3,844
977
2,867
California
32,062
8,293
23,769
Colorado
4,036
1,537
2,499
Connecticut
3,033
1,000
2,033
Delaware
805
364
441
District of Columbia
1,086
178
908
Florida
13,863
4,004
9,859
Georgia
8,492
2,260
6,232
Hawaii
984
241
743
Idaho
1,657
597
1,060
Illinois
11,357
3,416
7,941
Indiana
6,601
2,333
4,268
Iowa
2,724
1,181
1,543
Kansas
2,956
1,057
1,899
Kentucky
5,775
1,524
4,251
Louisiana
6,700
1,476
5,224
Maine
1,290
445
845
Maryland
4,479
1,492
2,987
Massachusetts
5,474
1,672
3,802
Michigan
10,337
3,353
6,984
Minnesota
4,294
1,840
2,454
Mississippi
4,389
909
3,480
Missouri
6,094
1,970
4,124
Montana
1,000
318
682
Nebraska
1,605
610
995
Nevada
1,563
538
1,025
New Hampshire
1,202
412
790
New Jersey
6,176
1,793
4,383
New Mexico
2,340
829
1,511
New York
18,199
4,149
14,050
North Carolina
7,849
2,330
5,519
North Dakota
648
244
404
Ohio
10,889
3,376
7,513
Oklahoma
4,913
1,560
3,353
Oregon
3,781
1,229
2,552
Pennsylvania
11,217
3,120
8,097
Rhode Island
892
235
657
South Carolina
4,556
1,343
3,213
South Dakota
874
421
453
Tennessee
7,057
2,186
4,871
Texas
21,181
5,692
15,489
Utah
2,620
961
1,659
Vermont
643
233
410
Virginia
6,293
1,822
4,471
Washington
6,116
1,908
4,208
West Virginia
2,710
570
2,140
Wisconsin
5,213
2,008
3,205
Wyoming
556
233
323

Note: People 5 years old and older are considered to have a physical disability if they report one or more of the following long-lasting conditions: a substantial limitation in the ability to perform basic physical activities, such as walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting, or carrying. 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 physical disability by state, divide the number of those employed (or not employed) for a particular state by the total number of people reporting a physical disability in the same state and multiply the result by 100. Example: Calculate the percent of those employed with a physical disability in Alabama. This calculation would be: 1,289/4,971=.2593 and .2593x100=25.93%

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

 

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