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By State, Total Number Of People Reporting Mental Disabilities, By Employment Status For The Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 21-64 Years (2000).
State Total Reporting Mental Disability Total Employed Total Not Employed
Alabama
124,589
27,555
97,034
Alaska
12,716
4,385
8,331
Arizona
103,818
32,635
71,183
Arkansas
77,047
18,424
58,623
California
700,966
198,993
501,973
Colorado
86,331
34,248
52,083
Connecticut
62,493
23,399
39,094
Delaware
14,966
5,639
9,327
District of Columbia
13,528
4,248
9,280
Florida
339,401
97,198
242,203
Georgia
169,797
47,241
122,556
Hawaii
21,166
5,537
15,629
Idaho
27,979
10,794
17,185
Illinois
213,850
68,883
144,967
Indiana
124,648
43,591
81,057
Iowa
52,802
21,447
31,355
Kansas
50,391
19,060
31,331
Kentucky
140,868
27,818
113,050
Louisiana
113,802
28,202
85,600
Maine
34,951
10,276
24,675
Maryland
92,797
34,848
57,949
Massachusetts
133,209
22,197
91,012
Michigan
225,297
71,664
153,633
Minnesota
89,937
42,065
47,872
Mississippi
82,989
17,256
65,733
Missouri
129,253
40,613
88,640
Montana
21,416
7,851
13,565
Nebraska
27,451
12,035
15,416
Nevada
36,369
13,133
23,236
New Hampshire
25,527
9,959
15,568
New Jersey
137,226
43,442
93,784
New Mexico
45,237
13,646
31,591
New York
393,414
101,631
291,783
North Carolina
172,170
50,335
121,835
North Dakota
10,995
4,693
6,302
Ohio
252,012
82,315
169,697
Oklahoma
86,903
25,518
61,385
Oregon
87,496
32,639
54,857
Pennsylvania
255,171
71,950
183,221
Rhode Island
24,127
7,919
16,208
South Carolina
98,694
25,348
73,346
South Dakota
11,929
5,295
6,634
Tennessee
166,867
42,572
124,295
Texas
385,176
120,525
264,651
Utah
40,299
18,540
21,759
Vermont
13,883
4,927
8,956
Virginia
137,113
44,277
92,836
Washington
143,695
50,208
93,487
West Virginia
72,401
12,042
60,359
Wisconsin
96,108
40,531
55,577
Wyoming
9,620
3,744
5,876

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: 32,639/87,496=.3730 and .3730x100=37.30%

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

 

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