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U.S. Department of Labor Releases Economic Picture of the Disability Community Project
October 24, 2014
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
The U.S. Department of Labor has released the Economic Picture of the Disability Community Project, a joint initiative between DOLs Office of Disability Employment Policy, Employment and Training Administration, Chief Economist, Office of the Secretary, and the White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA). The data produced are based on CEA analysis of the Census Bureaus 2010-2012 American Community Survey, matched to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012-2022 occupational projections. "Expect.Employ.Empower.with Data," a blog authored by Heidi Shierholz, the Labor Departments Chief Economist, and Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, highlights some of the disability employment data and its significance for the U.S. workforce.