Saturday, February 7, 2009
Department of Labor: Unemployment High for People with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Labor will begin releasing employment data for people with disabilities. Yesterday it released its first-ever report, showing that unemployment among people with disabilities is more common than the general public and is rising. In January the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was 13.2 percent, compared with 12.3 percent in December. Among people withoug disabiliites, the rate rose during that time from 6.9 percent to 8.3 percent.