Fewer than 1 in 5 persons with disabilities held jobs last year
The employment-to-population ratio for people with disabilities was 18.6 percent in 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
That work-to-population ratio was far, far less than the overall share of 63.5 percent of the non-disabled population that held jobs last year.
And, while the overall jobless rate of the U.S. workforce last year was 9.4 percent, the unemployment rate for persons with disabilities was 14.8 percent, the bureau said.
Even if working, persons with disabilities were far likelier to hold part-time jobs. One-fifth of workers with no disabilities worked part-time last year, compared to nearly one-third of workers with a disability.
The date also showed that persons with disabilities were more likely to be self-employed than those with no disability.
Read the bureau's report.