The American Indian-White Employment-Rate Gap by State, 2009-2011

State The Native American-White Employment-Rate Gap
Mississippi -5.1%
Oklahoma -7.3%
Texas -7.5%
Louisiana -8.3%
Connecticut -9.5%
Maine -9.7%
Alabama -10.3%
Oregon -11.0%
Illinois -11.2%
Florida -11.6%
Nevada -12.0%
California -12.0%
Nebraska -12.3%
Colorado -12.9%
Idaho -13.2%
Washington -13.2%
New Mexico -13.3%
United States -13.4%
Montana -14.2%
South Carolina -14.5%
New York -14.6%
North Carolina -14.7%
Michigan -15.2%
Alaska -15.4%
Wyoming -15.9%
Wisconsin -16.4%
Rhode Island -16.9%
Massachusetts -17.3%
Kansas -18.0%
Arizona -19.8%
Utah -19.8%
Iowa -21.9%
Minnesota -23.9%
North Dakota -24.4%
South Dakota -32.7%

The figure shows the American Indian employment-population rate minus the white employment-population rate for 25-to-54 year-olds, 2009-2011, by state for selected states. These data include American Indian multiracials and Hispanics of both races, but excludes the foreign-born.

Source: Author's analysis of data from Steven Ruggles, J. Trent Alexander, Katie Genadek, Ronald Goeken, Matthew B. Schroeder, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 5.0 [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2013.

View the underlying data on epi.org.