October 10, 2012
(Un)Employment in America: Disability and Employment
As a part of our (Un)Employment in America series, I wanted to take a look at the disabled in America and how much they are working. We recognize that some around us may be in a position where they are unable to work, and we do not have a problem with that. We simply want to see if the number of disabled persons jumped as the recession started, indicating a possible societal versus medical issue. The results were interesting.
with the population to employment ratio, this isn't all that bad. As the relative of a disabled person, I can also attest that there are several individuals in this demographic who are doing part-time, supervised labor and not considered "employed" by BLS standards. Accounting for that, the ratio is much higher. In fact, their employment activity could rival the rest of the population.
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