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

State Total Reporting
Mental Disability
Total Employed Total Not Employed
Alabama
13,301
3,822
9,479
Alaska
1,718
447
1,271
Arizona
12,977
4,618
8,359
Arkansas
8,782
2,343
6,439
California
76,338
19,378
56,960
Colorado
11,379
4,451
6,928
Connecticut
8,838
3,267
5,571
Delaware
2,597
1,027
1,570
District of Columbia
1,340
273
1,067
Florida
35,347
11,617
23,730
Georgia
20,385
6,297
14,088
Hawaii
1,896
499
1,397
Idaho
4,303
1,697
2,606
Illinois
30,211
10,143
20,068
Indiana
19,368
7,121
12,247
Iowa
9,327
4,094
5,233
Kansas
7,378
2,877
4,501
Kentucky
12,907
3,439
9,468
Louisiana
17,094
4,249
12,845
Maine
4,907
1,737
3,170
Maryland
14,373
5,053
9,320
Massachusetts
19,415
7,313
12,102
Michigan
33,395
12,418
20,977
Minnesota
15,332
7,224
8,108
Mississippi
8,734
2,125
6,609
Missouri
17,641
6,737
10,904
Montana
2,915
965
1,950
Nebraska
4,364
1,729
2,635
Nevada
3,675
1,154
2,521
New Hampshire
4,386
2,038
2,348
New Jersey
18,742
6,088
12,654
New Mexico
5,454
1,872
3,582
New York
51,885
14,006
37,879
North Carolina
20,505
6,761
13,744
North Dakota
2,082
859
1,223
Ohio
34,059
12,562
21,497
Oklahoma
11,079
3,583
7,496
Oregon
11,651
3,855
7,796
Pennsylvania
34,929
11,334
23,595
Rhode Island
3,771
1,615
2,156
South Carolina
11,063
3,440
7,623
South Dakota
2,086
1,010
1,076
Tennessee
16,670
5,524
11,146
Texas
51,214
16,045
35,169
Utah
7,740
3,233
4,507
Vermont
2,584
981
1,603
Virginia
20,281
6,704
13,577
Washington
17,623
5,635
11,988
West Virginia
6,113
1,062
5,051
Wisconsin
17,821
7,950
9,871
Wyoming
1,574
562
1,012

Note: People 5 years old and older are considered to have a mental disability if they report one or more of the following lasting for 6 months or more: difficulty learning, remembering, or concentrating. 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 mental disability by state, divide the number of those employed (or not employed) for a particular state by the total number of people reporting a mental disability in the same state and multiply the result by 100. Example: Calculate the percent of those employed with a mental disability in Oregon.This calculation would be: 3,855/11,651=.3309 and .3309x100=33.09%

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

 

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