April 3, 2015
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.
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