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 March 2015 Disability Employment Statistics Released


April 3, 2015
Southeast ADA Center
Information Source:  U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 
 
In March 2015, the percentage of people with disabilities in the labor force was 19.8. By comparison, the percentage of persons with no disability in the labor force was 68.3.
In March 2015, the unemployment rate for those with disabilities was 11.7 percent, compared with 5.3 percent for persons with no disability, not seasonally adjusted.
 
·         NEW Data — Economic Picture of the Disability Community Project Examines the occupational distribution of people with disabilities as of 2010-2012, and compares that distribution to projections of occupational employment growth from 2012 to 2022, using data from the Census Bureau ACS (2010-2012) and the BLS Employment Projections (2012 to 2022).
 
 
·         Read the Bureau of Labor Statistics Youth Employment Rate Data for March 2015 at http://www.dol.gov/odep/categories/youth/youthemployment.htm#.UMYTNnd6Cy4
 
·         Retrieve Historical Disability Employment Data at http://www.bls.gov/webapps/legacy/cpsatab6.htm
 
·         Read Commonly Used Terms in BLS Employment Statistics at http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/DisabilityEmploymentStatistics.htm#.UMYZCHd6Cy4
 
 
 
 
POSTED: 4/20/2015