May 2014 Disability Employment Data

Disabled Commuter, Employment goal pageAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.626 million people with disabilities considered working age (ages 16-64) participated in the labor force in May of 2014. This is a decrease from 4.919 million in May of 2013, but a small increase from last month’s figure of 4.55 million. This represents a labor-force participation rate of 33% for men and 27.1% for women with disabilities, compared to 82.1% for men and 70.4% for women without disabilities. To learn more about these statistics and employment for people with disabilities visit the Office of Disability Employment Policy. Learn more about disability statistics from the University of New Hampshire Research on Disability center.