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Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases 2013 Labor Force Characteristics for Persons with Disabilities
June 20, 2014
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics has released data showing that the unemployment rate for persons with a disability in 2013 was 13.2 percent. Also in 2013, 17.6 percent of persons with a disability were employed, compared with 64.0 percent for those with no disability. The data on persons with a disability are collected as part of the Current Population Survey, a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households that provides information on employment and unemployment in the United States. The collection of data on persons with a disability is sponsored by the Labor Department Office of Disability Employment Policy.
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