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Statistics on Jobs for People with Disabilities

Four images of diverse people with disabilitiesData from the 2018 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium shows that while Americans with disabilities are entering the workforce in greater numbers, serious gaps in employment exist between different states. If you want to know how your state is doing on jobs for people with disabilities, the tables on this page are an easy way to find out. For more information on the data, you can read our press release.

To review the Compendium itself, please visit their outstanding website here: https://www.disabilitycompendium.org.

For Frequently Asked Questions about the Disability Statistics Compendium, please visit: https://www.disabilitycompendium.org/faq. Assistance interpreting and locating additional statistics is available via UNH’s toll-free number, 866.538.9521, or by email, disability.statistics@unh.edu

Citation: Lauer, E.A. & Houtenville, A.J., 2019. Annual Disability Statistics Compendium: 2018. Durham, NH: University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability.

General Statistics

50 States Ranked by Disability Employment Rates in 2017
State Ranking  State Total # of Working-Age PWDs # of Working-Age PWDs Employed  Disability Employment Rate PWDs Job Gains and Losses
U.S. 20,444,249 7,572,805 37 111,804
1 ND 37,320 21,019 56.3 -2267
2 SD 49,546 25,419 51.3 -904
3 UT 150,964 74,754 49.5 -13
4 NE 112,418 55,391 49.3 2068
5 MN 305,082 145,697 47.8 617
6 VT 47,113 22,234 47.2 1728
7 KS 191,769 89,069 46.4 4807
8 MT 69,553 31,935 45.9 -1484
9 IA 170,186 77,746 45.7 -2670
10 WY 41,825 19,063 45.6 578
11 CO 311,449 141,691 45.5 10033
12 AK 53,087 23,815 44.9 -275
13 ID 125,743 54,948 43.7 4858
14 HI 59,469 25,546 43 -810
15 NH 84,234 36,069 42.8 -676
16 MD 335,461 141,870 42.3 4353
17 WI 339,267 142,285 41.9 -1441
18 VA 500,771 204,103 40.8 10471
19 RI 75,806 30,787 40.6 7758
20 WA 480,828 194,948 40.5 1156
21 CT 189,419 76,096 40.2 1381
22 NV 183,918 73,968 40.2 -9485
23 TX 1,622,962 647,977 39.9 3796
24 IN 477,660 184,343 38.6 8964
25 IL 691,453 263,464 38.1 20681
26 OR 288,493 109,027 37.8 -9887
27 MA 396,597 149,633 37.7 -1014
28 NJ 428,932 161,729 37.7 2154
29 OK 339,773 127,608 37.6 4040
30 PA 880,799 329,760 37.4 6406
31 MO 463,964 172,283 37.1 8040
32 DE 52,947 19,576 37 -708
33 OH 840,199 309,665 36.9 4725
34 AZ 428,198 156,194 36.5 5,760
35 CA 1,980,677 721,536 36.4 19745
36 ME 112,442 39,424 35.1 3067
37 GA 661,498 227,895 34.5 -8682
38 NY 1,099,574 378,951 34.5 11473
39 FL 1,258,361 428,638 34.1 23953
40 LA 361,642 122,683 33.9 2240
41 MI 727,451 246,196 33.8 -8138
42 NC 689,612 232,875 33.8 -16355
43 NM 169,264 57,005 33.7 7921
44 TN 538,061 179,049 33.3 4679
45 SC 376,889 122,789 32.6 -6977
46 AR 285,023 87,920 30.8 2473
47 KY 430,265 129,954 30.2 -3972
48 MS 265,344 73,203 27.6 -2875
49 AL 418,429 112,030 26.8 -3,769
50 WV 188,696 49,199 26.1 -4173
Disability Employment Statistics for Working-Age People with Disabilities in 2017
State Total # of Working-Age PWDs Disability Employment
Count %
U.S. 20,444,249 7,572,805 37
AL 418,429 112,030 26.8
AK 53,087 23,815 44.9
AZ 428,198 156,194 36.5
AR 285,023 87,920 30.8
CA 1,980,677 721,536 36.4
CO 311,449 141,691 45.5
CT 189,419 76,096 40.2
DE 52,947 19,576 37
FL 1,258,361 428,638 34.1
GA 661,498 227,895 34.5
HI 59,469 25,546 43
ID 125,743 54,948 43.7
IL 691,453 263,464 38.1
IN 477,660 184,343 38.6
IA 170,186 77,746 45.7
KS 191,769 89,069 46.4
KY 430,265 129,954 30.2
LA 361,642 122,683 33.9
ME 112,442 39,424 35.1
MD 335,461 141,870 42.3
MA 396,597 149,633 37.7
MI 727,451 246,196 33.8
MN 305,082 145,697 47.8
MS 265,344 73,203 27.6
MO 463,964 172,283 37.1
MT 69,553 31,935 45.9
NE 112,418 55,391 49.3
NV 183,918 73,968 40.2
NH 84,234 36,069 42.8
NJ 428,932 161,729 37.7
NM 169,264 57,005 33.7
NY 1,099,574 378,951 34.5
NC 689,612 232,875 33.8
ND 37,320 21,019 56.3
OH 840,199 309,665 36.9
OK 339,773 127,608 37.6
OR 288,493 109,027 37.8
PA 880,799 329,760 37.4
RI 75,806 30,787 40.6
SC 376,889 122,789 32.6
SD 49,546 25,419 51.3
TN 538,061 179,049 33.3
TX 1,622,962 647,977 39.9
UT 150,964 74,754 49.5
VT 47,113 22,234 47.2
VA 500,771 204,103 40.8
WA 480,828 194,948 40.5
WV 188,696 49,199 26.1
WI 339,267 142,285 41.9
WY 41,825 19,063 45.6
Ranking of States Best to Worst Employment for People with Disabilities in 2017
1 North Dakota 56.3
2 South Dakota 51.3
3 Utah 49.5
4 Nebraska 49.3
5 Minnesota 47.8
6 Vermont 47.2
7 Kansas 46.4
8 Montana 45.9
9 Iowa 45.7
10 Wyoming 45.6
11 Colorado 45.5
12 Alaska 44.9
13 Idaho 43.7
14 Hawaii 43
15 New Hampshire 42.8
16 Maryland 42.3
17 Wisconsin 41.9
18 Virginia 40.8
19 Rhode Island 40.6
20 Washington 40.5
21 Connecticut 40.2
22 Nevada 40.2
23 Texas 39.9
24 Indiana 38.6
25 Illinois 38.1
26 Oregon 37.8
27 Massachusetts 37.7
28 New Jersey 37.7
29 Oklahoma 37.6
30 Pennsylvania 37.4
31 Missouri 37.1
32 Deleware 37
33 Ohio 36.9
34 Arizona 36.5
35 California 36.4
36 Maine 35.1
37 Georgia 34.5
38 New York 34.5
39 Florida 34.1
40 Louisian 33.9
41 Michigan 33.8
42 North Carolina 33.8
43 New Mexico 33.7
44 Tennessee 33.3
45 South Carolina 32.6
46 Arkansas 30.8
47 Kentucky 30.2
48 Mississippi 27.6
49 Alabama 26.8
50 West Virginia 26.1
Job Gains and Losses for People With and Without Disabilities in 2017
State
2017# of PWDs Employed 2016 # of PWDs Employed PWDs Job Gains and Losses 2017 # of non-PWDs Employed 2016  # of non-PWDs Employed non-PWDs Job Gains and Losses
U.S. 7,572,805 7,461,001 111,804 136,960,269 135,089,199 1871070
AL  112,030 115,799 -3,769 1815887 1,825,440 -9,553
AK  23,815 24,090 -275 300,380 309,682 -9,302
AZ  156,194 150,434 5,760 2,757,032 2,684,035 72,997
AR  87,920 85,447 2473 1,121,274 1,111,661 9,613
CA  721,536 701,791 19745 16,961,551 16,632,184 329,367
CO  141,691 131,658 10033 2,565,435 2,513,698 51,737
CT  76,096 74,715 1381 1,582,806 1,596,352 -13546
DE  19,576 20,284 -708 382,889 390,409 -7520
FL  428,638 404,685 23953 8,380,911 8,177,300 203611
GA  227,895 236,577 -8682 4,329,722 4,227,892 101830
HI  25,546 26,356 -810 597,818 602,358 -4540
ID  54,948 50,090 4858 672,032 662,021 10011
IL  263,464 242,783 20681 5,551,933 5,604,115 -52182
IN  184,343 175,379 8964 2,778,797 2,782,195 -3398
IA  77,746 80,416 -2670 1,409,244 1,401,585 7659
KS  89,069 84,262 4807 1,234,266 1,227,313 6953
KY  129,954 133,926 -3972 1,711,997 1,689,336 22661
LA  122,683 120,443 2240 1,765,230 1,767,458 -2228
ME  39,424 36,357 3067 567,638 566,378 1260
MD  141,870 137,517 4353 2,733,682 2,716,777 16905
MA  149,633 150,647 -1014 3,167,434 3,148,274 19160
MI  246,196 254,334 -8138 4,106,166 4,042,733 63433
MN  145,697 145,080 617 2,602,221 2,576,753 25468
MS  73,203 76,078 -2875 1,070,889 1,074,318 -3429
MO  172,283 164,243 8040 2,536,645 2,521,381 15264
MT  31,935 33,419 -1484 442,802 431,126 11676
NE  55,391 53,323 2068 869,515 855,042 14473
NV  73,968 83,453 -9485 1,264,395 1,211,522 52873
NH  36,069 36,745 -676 630,403 621,838 8565
NJ  161,729 159,575 2154 4,013,232 3,936,933 76299
NM  57,005 49,084 7921 751,217 767,544 -16327
NY  378,951 367,478 11473 8,610,618 8,522,611 88007
NC  232,875 249,230 -16355 4,225,322 4,101,199 124123
ND  21,019 23,286 -2267 355,450 354,090 1360
OH  309,665 304,940 4725 4,867,703 4,843,788 23915
OK  127,608 123,568 4040 1,502,073 1,495,651 6422
OR  109,027 118,914 -9887 1,751,754 1,696,553 55201
PA  329,760 323,354 6406 5,367,374 5,330,434 36940
RI  30,787 23,029 7758 464,968 462,612 2356
SC  122,789 129,766 -6977 1,985,199 1,936,360 48839
SD  25,419 26,323 -904 375,014 373,550 1464
TN  179,049 174,370 4679 2,734,895 2,640,999 93896
TX  647,977 644,181 3796 11,762,593 11,526,552 236041
UT  74,754 74,767 -13 1,331,953 1,287,144 44809
VT  22,234 20,506 1728 271,817 275,842 -4025
VA  204,103 193,632 10471 3,669,633 3,647,462 22171
WA  194,948 193,792 1156 3,187,621 3,093,022 94599
WV  49,199 53,372 -4173 621,100 634,749 -13649
WI  142,285 143,726 -1441 2,626,044 2,612,737 13307
WY  19,063 18,485 578 241,852 247,491 -5639
Disability Employment Rates by Race in 2017
State Total # of Working-Age PWDs Total # of PWDs Employed Disability Employment Rate
U.S. – All Races 20,444,249 7,572,805 37
African Americans with Disabilities 3,262,362 934,589 28.6
Latinx Americans with Disabilities 2,887,953 1,114,614 38.6
Asian Americans with Disabilities 531,093 218,999 41.2
Top 10 States Ranked by Disability Employment Rates in 2017
State Ranking State Total # of Working-Age PWDs # of PWDs Employed Total Job Gains and Losses Disability Employment Rate
1 ND 37,320 21,019 -2267 56.3
2 SD 49,546 25,419 -904 51.3
3 UT 150,964 74,754 -13 49.5
4 NE 112,418 55,391 2068 49.3
5 MN 305,082 145,697 617 47.8
6 VT 47,113 22,234 1728 47.2
7 KS 191,769 89,069 4807 46.4
8 MT 69,553 31,935 -1484 45.9
9 IA 170,186 77,746 -2670 45.7
10 WY 41,825 19,063 578 45.6
Disability Employment Gap in 2017
State Employment Rate for PWDs Employment Rate for Non-PWDs Gap (% pts)
U.S. 37 77.2 40.2
AL 26.8 72.6 45.8
AK 44.9 75.7 30.8
AZ 36.5 75.3 38.8
AR 30.8 75.9 45.1
CA 36.4 75 38.6
CO 45.5 80.6 35.1
CT 40.2 78.1 37.9
DE 37 73.5 36.5
FL 34.1 75.6 41.5
GA 34.5 76 41.5
HI 43 78.8 35.8
ID 43.7 77.4 33.7
IL 38.1 77.6 39.5
IN 38.6 78.7 40.1
IA 45.7 82.7 37
KS 46.4 81 34.6
KY 30.2 76.3 46.1
LA 33.9 72.5 38.6
ME 35.1 81.6 46.5
MD 42.3 80.4 38.1
MA 37.7 80.2 42.5
MI 33.8 77.1 43.3
MN 47.8 84.2 36.4
MS 27.6 71.8 44.2
MO 37.1 79.8 42.7
MT 45.9 80.1 34.2
NE 49.3 85 35.7
NV 40.2 77.1 36.9
NH 42.8 83.4 40.6
NJ 37.7 78.3 40.6
NM 33.7 71.4 37.7
NY 34.5 76.2 41.7
NC 33.8 76.9 43.1
ND 56.3 84.3 28
OH 36.9 78.8 41.9
OK 37.6 76.3 38.7
OR 37.8 78 40.2
PA 37.4 78.1 40.7
RI 40.6 78.6 38
SC 32.6 76.2 43.6
SD 51.3 82.5 31.2
TN 33.3 77.5 44.2
TX 39.9 75.9 36
UT 49.5 79.7 30.2
VT 47.2 80.1 32.9
VA 40.8 79 38.2
WA 40.5 78.2 37.7
WV 26.1 70.2 44.1
WI 41.9 82.6 40.7
WY 45.6 80.3 34.7
PR 24 53 29
Change in Employment Gap in 2017
State Gap (Between No Disability & Disability) Gap Change (% pts)
2016 (%) 2017 (%)
U.S. 40.8 40.2 0.6
AL 45.5 45.9 -0.4
AK 28.3 30.8 -2.6
AZ 39.7 38.8 0.8
AR 43 45 -2
CA 39.5 38.6 1.0
CO 37 35.1 1.9
CT 39.8 37.9 1.9
DE 39.9 36.5 3.4
DC 43.1 34.1 8.9
FL 42.9 41.6 1.3
GA 41.8 41.6 0.2
HI 38.7 35.8 2.8
ID 33.7 33.7 0.0
IL 42 39.5 2.5
IN 43 40.1 2.9
IA 36.6 37 -0.5
KS 35.6 34.5 1.1
KY 45 46.1 -1.1
LA 41.6 38.5 3.1
ME 47.3 46.5 0.7
MD 39.1 38.1 1.0
MA 41.5 42.5 -1
MI 43.1 43.2 -0.2
MN 35.8 36.5 -0.6
MS 41.9 44.2 -2.3
MO 44.1 42.6 1.5
MT 35.3 34.2 1.2
NE 36.4 35.7 0.8
NV 34.1 36.8 -2.8
NH 41.1 40.6 0.5
NJ 40.7 40.6 0.0
NM 40 37.8 2.2
NY 42.4 41.7 0.6
NC 41.2 43.1 -1.9
ND 30.2 28 2.2
OH 42.7 42 0.8
OK 38.4 38.8 -0.3
OR 37.7 40.2 -2.6
PA 42.1 40.7 1.4
RI 48.6 38 10.6
SC 42.1 43.7 -1.5
SD 30.7 31.2 -0.5
TN 44.9 44.2 0.6
TX 36.9 36 0.9
UT 31.9 30.1 1.8
VT 39.7 32.9 6.7
VA 39.7 38.2 1.5
WA 38.1 37.7 0.4
WV 43.4 44.2 -0.8
WI 40.4 40.7 -0.3
WY 32.3 34.7 -2.4
PR 32.6 28.9 3.7

Women with Disabilities

Disability Employment Statistics for Working-Age Women with Disabilities in 2017
State Total Employed
Count %
U.S. 10,210,937 3,529,064 34.6
AL 208,686 50,375 24.1
AK 24,304 8,800 36.2
AZ 214,848 72,465 33.7
AR 140,910 41,726 29.6
CA 978,869 333,101 34
CO 152,897 66,092 43.2
CT 93,776 35,958 38.3
DE 26,631 9,351 35.1
FL 618,243 191,799 31
GA 337,576 105,514 31.3
HI 29,760 11,677 39.2
ID 55,709 22,638 40.6
IL 338,038 129,754 38.4
IN 238,006 84,029 35.3
IA 83,398 35,163 42.2
KS 97,197 38,621 39.7
KY 213,436 62,178 29.1
LA 178,088 60,681 34.1
ME 54,438 17,025 31.3
MD 169,837 68,509 40.3
MA 201,635 71,914 35.7
MI 378,272 126,168 33.4
MN 150,632 69,917 46.4
MS 130,935 31,774 24.3
MO 231,063 76,267 33
MT 32,812 13,652 41.6
NE 58,158 26,402 45.4
NV 95,133 35,548 37.4
NH 39,045 16,182 41.4
NJ 215,741 77,888 36.1
NM 79,664 25,597 32.1
NY 567,218 191,853 33.8
NC 342,130 110,168 32.2
ND 17,166 8,546 49.8
OH 422,086 148,059 35.1
OK 168,542 57,583 34.2
OR 138,732 50,140 36.1
PA 454,154 156,165 34.4
RI 43,924 16,829 38.3
SC 183,747 55,998 30.5
SD 18,749 9,931 53
TN 275,784 84,334 30.6
TX 804,832 285,906 35.5
UT 76,670 34,739 45.3
VT 23,137 10,137 43.8
VA 259,017 99,856 38.6
WA 239,911 88,453 36.9
WV 93,555 20,756 22.2
WI 164,150 61,317 37.4
WY 19,063 7,806 40.9
Ranking of States Best to Worst Employment of Women with Disabilities
State # out of 50 State Disability Employment Rate
1 SD 53
2 ND 49.8
3 MN 46.4
4 NE 45.4
5 UT 45.3
6 VT 43.8
7 CO 43.2
8 IA 42.2
9 MT 41.6
10 NH 41.4
11 WY 40.9
12 ID 40.6
13 MD 40.3
14 KS 39.7
15 HI 39.2
16 VA 38.6
17 IL 38.4
18 CT 38.3
19 RI 38.3
20 NV 37.4
21 WI 37.4
22 WA 36.9
23 AK 36.2
24 NJ 36.1
25 OR 36.1
26 MA 35.7
27 TX 35.5
28 IN 35.3
29 DE 35.1
30 OH 35.1
31 PA 34.4
32 OK 34.2
33 LA 34.1
34 CA 34
35 NY 33.8
36 AZ 33.7
37 MI 33.4
38 MO 33
39 NC 32.2
40 NM 32.1
41 GA 31.3
42 ME 31.3
43 FL 31
44 TN 30.6
45 SC 30.5
46 AR 29.6
47 KY 29.1
48 MS 24.3
49 AL 24.1
50 WV 22.2
Job Gains and Loses – Women with Disabilities 2017 vs 2016
State 2017 # of WWDs Employed 2016 # of WWDs Employed Job Gaines and Loses
U.S. 3,529,064 3,532,800 -3,736
AL 50,375 52,905 -2,530
AK 8,800 12,447 -3647
AZ 72,465 72,642 -177
AR 41,726 38,889 2837
CA 333,101 317,232 15869
CO 66,092 56,024 10068
CT 35,958 34,366 1592
DE 9,351 10,789 -1438
FL 191,799 193,398 -1599
GA 105,514 108,159 -2645
HI 11,677 9,912 1765
ID 22,638 20,603 2035
IL 129,754 112,665 17089
IN 84,029 89,198 -5169
IA 35,163 38,034 -2871
KS 38,621 42,677 -4056
KY 62,178 69,191 -7013
LA 60,681 60,997 -316
ME 17,025 18,562 -1537
MD 68,509 67,986 523
MA 71,914 78,424 -6510
MI 126,168 126,644 -476
MN 69,917 67,912 2005
MS 31,774 39,204 -7430
MO 76,267 74,750 1517
MT 13,652 15,596 -1944
NE 26,402 19,863 6539
NV 35,548 39,066 -3518
NH 16,182 18,336 -2154
NJ 77,888 79,465 -1577
NM 25,597 23,372 2225
NY 191,853 182,804 9049
NC 110,168 122,310 -12142
ND 8,546 8,504 42
OH 148,059 143,210 4849
OK 57,583 59,669 -2086
OR 50,140 58,549 -8409
PA 156,165 164,457 -8292
RI 16,829 11,872 4957
SC 55,998 58,131 -2133
SD 9,931 9,111 820
TN 84,334 79,062 5272
TX 285,906 295,201 -9295
UT 34,739 33,895 844
VT 10,137 8,933 1204
VA 99,856 92,491 7365
WA 88,453 88,795 -342
WV 20,756 25,033 -4277
WI 61,317 63,815 -2498
WY 7,806 7,996 -190
2017 Top 10 States Ranked by Female Disability Employment Rates 
State Ranking State Total # of Working-Age WWDs # of WWDs Employed Total Job Gains and Losses Disability Employment Rate
1 SD 18,749 9,931 820 53
2 ND 17,166 8,546 42 49.8
3 MN 150,632 69,917 2005 46.4
4 NE 58,158 26,402 6539 45.4
5 UT 76,670 34,739 844 45.3
6 VT 23,137 10,137 1204 43.8
7 CO 152,897 66,092 10068 43.2
8 IA 83,398 35,163 -2871 42.2
9 MT 32,812 13,652 -1944 41.6
10 NH 39,045 16,182 -2154 41.4
Table 5: Disability Employment Statistics for Working-Age Women with Disabilities in 2016
State Total Employed
Count %
U.S. 10,456,086 3,532,800 33.8
AL 211,872 52,905 25
AK 26,934 12,447 46.2
AZ 221,095 72,642 32.9
AR 132,572 38,889 29.3
CA 997,791 317,232 31.8
CO 144,186 56,024 38.9
CT 91,648 34,366 37.5
DE 27,299 10,789 39.5
FL 632,053 193,398 30.6
GA 355,389 108,159 30.4
HI 30,316 9,912 32.7
ID 54,272 20,603 38
IL 341,963 112,665 32.9
IN 248,076 89,198 36
IA 87,252 38,034 43.6
KS 94,033 42,677 45.4
KY 227,455 69,191 30.4
LA 201,756 60,997 30.2
ME 57,475 18,562 32.3
MD 172,577 67,986 39.4
MA 204,868 78,424 38.3
MI 384,603 126,644 32.9
MN 148,063 67,912 45.9
MS 133,744 39,204 29.3
MO 235,566 74,750 31.7
MT 37,750 15,596 41.3
NE 48,960 19,863 40.6
NV 97,072 39,066 40.2
NH 44,339 18,336 41.4
NJ 220,079 79,465 36.1
NM 77,839 23,372 30
NY 579,922 182,804 31.5
NC 377,283 122,310 32.4
ND 17,620 8,504 48.3
OH 425,372 143,210 33.7
OK 172,100 59,669 34.7
OR 151,255 58,549 38.7
PA 470,945 164,457 34.9
RI 39,347 11,872 30.2
SC 189,273 58,131 30.7
SD 21,315 9,111 42.7
TN 286,172 79,062 27.6
TX 831,496 295,201 35.5
UT 80,638 33,895 42
VT 21,474 8,933 41.6
VA 251,780 92,491 36.7
WA 246,239 88,795 36.1
WV 93,781 25,033 26.7
WI 167,103 63,815 38.2
WY 19,497 7,996 41
2016 Ranking of States Best to Worst Employment of Women with Disabilities
State # out of 50 State Total # of Working-Age WWDs – 2016 # and % of Employed WWDs in 2016
U.S. 10,456,086 3,532,800 33.8
1 ND 17,620 8,504 48.3
2 AK 26,934 12,447 46.2
3 MN 148,063 67,912 45.9
4 KS 94,033 42,677 45.4
5 IA 87,252 38,034 43.6
6 SD 21,315 9,111 42.7
7 UT 80,638 33,895 42
8 VT 21,474 8,933 41.6
9 NH 44,339 18,336 41.4
10 MT 37,750 15,596 41.3
11 WY 19,497 7,996 41
12 NE 48,960 19,863 40.6
13 NV 97,072 39,066 40.2
14 DE 27,299 10,789 39.5
15 MD 172,577 67,986 39.4
16 CO 144,186 56,024 38.9
17 OR 151,255 58,549 38.7
18 MA 204,868 78,424 38.3
19 WI 167,103 63,815 38.2
20 ID 54,272 20,603 38
21 CT 91,648 34,366 37.5
22 VA 251,780 92,491 36.7
23 NJ 220,079 79,465 36.1
24 WA 246,239 88,795 36.1
25 IN 248,076 89,198 36
26 TX 831,496 295,201 35.5
27 PA 470,945 164,457 34.9
28 OK 172,100 59,669 34.7
29 OH 425,372 143,210 33.7
30 AZ 221,095 72,642 32.9
31 IL 341,963 112,665 32.9
32 MI 384,603 126,644 32.9
33 HI 30,316 9,912 32.7
34 NC 377,283 122,310 32.4
35 ME 57,475 18,562 32.3
36 CA 997,791 317,232 31.8
37 MO 235,566 74,750 31.7
38 NY 579,922 182,804 31.5
39 SC 189,273 58,131 30.7
40 FL 632,053 193,398 30.6
41 GA 355,389 108,159 30.4
42 KY 227,455 69,191 30.4
43 LA 201,756 60,997 30.2
44 RI 39,347 11,872 30.2
45 NM 77,839 23,372 30
46 AR 132,572 38,889 29.3
47 MS 133,744 39,204 29.3
48 TN 286,172 79,062 27.6
49 WV 93,781 25,033 26.7
50 AL 211,872 52,905 25
2017 to 2016 Comparison – # of Working-Age WWDs, # of WWDs Employment and Disability Employment Rates
State Total # of Working-Age WWDs 2016 Total # of Working-Age WWDs 2017
# of WWDs Employed 2016 # of WWDs Employed 2017 Female Disability Employment Rate 2016 Female Disability Employment Rate 2017 Change in Disability Employment Rate
U.S. 10,456,086 10,210,937 3,532,800 3,529,064 33.8 34.6 0.8
AL 211,872 208,686 52,905 50,375 25 24.1 -0.9
AK 26,934 24,304 12,447 8,800 46.2 36.2 -10
AZ 221,095 214,848 72,642 72,465 32.9 33.7 0.8
AR 132,572 140,910 38,889 41,726 29.3 29.6 0.3
CA 997,791 978,869 317,232 333,101 31.8 34 2.2
CO 144,186 152,897 56,024 66,092 38.9 43.2 4.3
CT 91,648 93,776 34,366 35,958 37.5 38.3 0.8
DE 27,299 26,631 10,789 9,351 39.5 35.1 -4.4
FL 632,053 618,243 193,398 191,799 30.6 31 0.4
GA 355,389 337,576 108,159 105,514 30.4 31.3 0.9
HI 30,316 29,760 9,912 11,677 32.7 39.2 6.5
ID 54,272 55,709 20,603 22,638 38 40.6 2.6
IL 341,963 338,038 112,665 129,754 32.9 38.4 5.5
IN 248,076 238,006 89,198 84,029 36 35.3 -0.7
IA 87,252 83,398 38,034 35,163 43.6 42.2 -1.4
KS 94,033 97,197 42,677 38,621 45.4 39.7 -5.7
KY 227,455 213,436 69,191 62,178 30.4 29.1 -1.3
LA 201,756 178,088 60,997 60,681 30.2 34.1 3.9
ME 57,475 54,438 18,562 17,025 32.3 31.3 -1
MD 172,577 169,837 67,986 68,509 39.4 40.3 0.9
MA 204,868 201,635 78,424 71,914 38.3 35.7 -2.6
MI 384,603 378,272 126,644 126,168 32.9 33.4 0.5
MN 148,063 150,632 67,912 69,917 45.9 46.4 0.5
MS 133,744 130,935 39,204 31,774 29.3 24.3 -5
MO 235,566 231,063 74,750 76,267 31.7 33 1.3
MT 37,750 32,812 15,596 13,652 41.3 41.6 0.3
NE 48,960 58,158 19,863 26,402 40.6 45.4 4.8
NV 97,072 95,133 39,066 35,548 40.2 37.4 -2.8
NH 44,339 39,045 18,336 16,182 41.4 41.4 0
NJ 220,079 215,741 79,465 77,888 36.1 36.1 0
NM 77,839 79,664 23,372 25,597 30 32.1 2.1
NY 579,922 567,218 182,804 191,853 31.5 33.8 2.3
NC 377,283 342,130 122,310 110,168 32.4 32.2 -0.2
ND 17,620 17,166 8,504 8,546 48.3 49.8 1.5
OH 425,372 422,086 143,210 148,059 33.7 35.1 1.4
OK 172,100 168,542 59,669 57,583 34.7 34.2 -0.5
OR 151,255 138,732 58,549 50,140 38.7 36.1 -2.6
PA 470,945 454,154 164,457 156,165 34.9 34.4 -0.5
RI 39,347 43,924 11,872 16,829 30.2 38.3 8.1
SC 189,273 183,747 58,131 55,998 30.7 30.5 -0.2
SD 21,315 18,749 9,111 9,931 42.7 53 10.3
TN 286,172 275,784 79,062 84,334 27.6 30.6 3
TX 831,496 804,832 295,201 285,906 35.5 35.5 0
UT 80,638 76,670 33,895 34,739 42 45.3 3.3
VT 21,474 23,137 8,933 10,137 41.6 43.8 2.2
VA 251,780 259,017 92,491 99,856 36.7 38.6 1.9
WA 246,239 239,911 88,795 88,453 36.1 36.9 0.8
WV 93,781 93,555 25,033 20,756 26.7 22.2 -4.5
WI 167,103 164,150 63,815 61,317 38.2 37.4 -0.8
WY 19,497 19,063 7,996 7,806 41 40.9 -0.1

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