Figure 7. Percent distribution of public-sector, private-sector, and self-employed workers, averages for the combined years 2016–18
Class of worker American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Total population
Total AIAN Residing in AIAN area Not residing in AIAN area

Public-sector workers

18.3 33.4 13.7 13.6

Private-sector workers

73.1 59.7 77.2 76.3

Self-employed workers

8.5 6.8 9.0 10.0

Notes: American Indian and Alaska Native areas include federal American Indian reservations and off-reservation trust lands, joint-use federal American Indian reservations, Oklahoma tribal statistical areas, joint-use Oklahoma tribal statistical areas, Alaska Native village statistical areas, tribal-designated statistical areas, state American Indian reservations, and state-designated tribal statistical areas. Percentages do not sum to totals because a small number of unpaid family workers are not included.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey.