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By State, Total Number Of People Reporting Physical Disabilities, By Employment Status For The Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 21-64 Years (2000).

State Total Reporting
Physical Disability
Total Employed Total Not Employed
Alabama
237,917
64,079
173,838
Alaska
24,002
9,536
14,466
Arizona
190,257
66,537
123,720
Arkansas
151,479
43,326
108,153
California
1,151,251
384,724
766,527
Colorado
146,799
60,552
86,247
Connecticut
103,741
40,197
63,544
Delaware
30,308
11,650
18,658
District of Columbia
21,779
6,518
15,261
Florida
664,314
226,702
437,612
Georgia
328,195
106,751
221,444
Hawaii
36,313
12,866
23,447
Idaho
48,556
19,064
29,492
Illinois
389,551
138,849
250,702
Indiana
237,068
89,286
147,782
Iowa
92,101
37,830
54,271
Kansas
94,754
38,458
56,296
Kentucky
266,237
67,525
198,712
Louisiana
212,150
59,026
153,124
Maine
59,850
19,364
40,486
Maryland
174,913
69,673
105,240
Massachusetts
200,947
65,394
135,553
Michigan
397,536
131,465
266,071
Minnesota
143,217
67,022
76,195
Mississippi
155,667
40,686
114,981
Missouri
240,138
80,767
159,371
Montana
38,896
13,752
25,144
Nebraska
52,482
23,313
29,169
Nevada
78,651
30,426
48,225
New Hampshire
43,785
17,845
25,940
New Jersey
248,122
89,907
158,215
New Mexico
79,284
24,703
54,581
New York
709,250
206,011
503,239
North Carolina
359,713
117,766
241,947
North Dakota
19,074
7,994
11,080
Ohio
456,254
160,603
295,651
Oklahoma
177,590
61,616
115,974
Oregon
145,050
56,715
88,335
Pennsylvania
457,487
145,239
312,248
Rhode Island
36,343
11,536
24,807
South Carolina
189,012
56,122
132,890
South Dakota
24,301
10,890
13,411
Tennessee
305,290
93,490
211,800
Texas
750,953
264,598
486,355
Utah
62,249
28,331
33,918
Vermont
23,204
8,782
14,422
Virginia
259,758
91,223
168,562
Washington
238,838
90,315
148,523
West Virginia
127,117
27,993
99,124
Wisconsin
165,859
69,359
96,500
Wyoming
19,036
7,358
11,678

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: 64,079/237,917=.2693 and .2693x100=26.93%

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

 

 

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