National Disability Employment Awareness Month

What is it?

October is National Disability Employment  Awareness Month, which recognizes people with disabilities in the  workforce and helps provide education on and raise awareness of the  employment of people with disabilities and the benefit they can bring to  the workplace.

Below are the disability employment statistics for the United States as of August 2011:

Labor Force Participation

People with disabilities: 21.0% People without disabilities: 69.9%

Unemployment Rate

People with disabilities: 16.1% People without disabilities: 8.8%

What does it mean for me?

Whether  you are a person with a disability, a family member, an elected  official or an advocate, October is a time to promote the hiring of  people with disabilities.

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