February 2015 nTIDE Jobs Report Update

The 2014 NDEAM theme, EXPECT.EMPLOY.EMPOWER. appears in large white letters at the center of the poster on a blue backdrop of a collage of images of people with disabilities in a variety of work settings. On the right side is a large image from the back of a female wheelchair user. On the back of her chair are the words What can YOU do? The words at the bottom on a silver banner include National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DOL’s logo with the words Office of Disability Employment Policy United States Department of Labor and ODEP’s website: www.dol.gov/odep.The February report from Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire shows continuous growth for employment for people with disabilities for the fifth consecutive month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Report showed that labor force participation has increased from 29.5 percent in February 2014 to 31.1 percent in February 2015. Additionally, the employment-to-population ratio has increased from February of last year from 24.6 percent to 27.3 percent for February of this year.

To read more on the February nTIDE update click here.