Chart 7. Percent distribution of public-sector, private-sector, and self-employed workers, American Indians and Alaska Natives and the total population, averages for the combined years 2019–21
Category Public-sector workers Private-sector workers Self-employed workers

Total American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN)

18.5 73.7 7.7

AIANs residing in AIAN area

37.6 55.9 6.3

AIANs not residing in AIAN area

12.8 79.1 8.1

Total population

13.6 76.0 10.3

Note: 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 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 in this chart.

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