What Companies are Doing to Improve Disabled Employment
A lot of talk has been circling about the low unemployment rate in the United States. As of June 2018, our nation stands at 4% unemployment—just two percent shy of its 3.8% the month prior. Yet that number doesn’t align with every demographic’s situation. While overall unemployment percentages are on a steady decline, the percentage of unemployed disabled persons isn’t. Between 2009 and 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 4.8% decrease in employment among workers with disabilities. Beyond that, a mere 35% of citizens with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 64 even had a job in 2015. That equates to barely over one-third of the demographic. Without economic opportunities, two-thirds of this demographic is left without the financial support necessary for independence.