National Trends in Disability Employment - Second Month of Increased Employment for Americans with Disabilities in 2014

Posted by Alexandra Kielty - On December 05, 2014 (EST)

"As the overall job market improves, more Americans with disabilities are finding employment for the second month in a row, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Disability job training and employment initiatives continue to create and expand jobs for people with disabilities.

In the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Jobs Report released Friday, December 5, the employment-to-population ratio increased from 26.5 percent in November 2013 to 26.9 percent in November 2014 (up 1.4 percent; 0.4 percentage points) for working-age people with disabilities. The employment-to-population ratio, a key indicator, reflects the percentage of people who are working relative to the total population (the number of people working divided by the number of people in the total population multiplied by 100). The labor force participation rate, however, decreased from 30.7 percent in November 2013 to 30.4 percent in November 2014 (down 0.8 percent; 0.3 percentage points) for working-age people with disabilities. The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the population that is working or actively looking for work.

To access the full report, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.researchondisability.org/news-features/2014/12/05/ntide-jobs-report-positive-jobs-picture-brightens-outlook-for-people-with-disabilities



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