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US: Report: Less Than 1 In 5 With Disabilities Employed

Thu, 06 Jul 2017, 12:15 PM

Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, 29 June 2017
 
An annual government snapshot of employment among Americans with disabilities finds some signs of improvement even as this population continues to struggle finding work.
 
The U.S. Department of Labor said that 17.9 percent of Americans with disabilities were employed in 2016.
 
That represents a 0.4 percentage point increase over the previous year and comes as the general population saw a boost of just 0.3 percent during the same period, according to the report released this month.
 
Nonetheless, the Labor Department noted that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities at 10.5 percent for the year was “about twice that of those with no disability.”
 
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