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2015 Year in Review: Statistics on Employment for People with Disabilities

February 10, 2016

A collaborative report by the Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD) monitors the employment of people with disabilities, using the latest national data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The report found that for people with disabilities, two key job market indicators improved in 2015. The average monthly employment-to-population ratio increased from 26.0 percent in 2014 to 27.0 percent in 2015. Additionally, the average monthly labor force participation rate for people with disabilities was 30.5 percent, up from 30.2 percent in 2014, breaking the downward trend for this indicator, which dates back to 2009.

For more information: nTIDE 2015 Year in Review: 2015 An Upbeat Year for People with Disabilities but Ends on a Downbeat