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News for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals

Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics — 2018 Report Now Available

March 1, 2019
Source: U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the “Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics — 2018” report. The data on persons with a disability are collected as part of the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households that provides statistics on employment and unemployment in the United States. The collection of data on persons with a disability is sponsored by ODEP. The report shows that the annual unemployment rate for persons with a disability dropped to a record low of 8.0% in 2018, down from 9.2% the previous year.

Read the BLS news release at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/disabl.pdf

Review the BLS report at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/employment-of-people-with-a-disability-in-2018.htm

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https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/employment-of-people-with-a-disability-in-2018.htm


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