Change in Certification Procedures for Print Disabled

Up until February 12, 2021, for someone to be certified as print disabled in the USA, a certification from a Medical Doctor was required.

On February 12, 2021, the Library of Congress removed the requirement for certification by a medical doctor for those with reading disabilities. Educators, school psychologists, and certified reading specialists are now among the professionals authorized to certify students with reading disabilities.

Read the Library of Congress’s final rule: Loans of Library Materials for Blind and Other Print-Disabled Persons: A Rule by the Library of Congress on 02/12/2021

Disability Unemployment US January 2021 (Not Seasonally Adjusted)

January 2021 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 12.0%       Participation Rate 19.6%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 6.6%       Participation Rate 66.4%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 15.6%    Participation Rate 33.1%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is March 5, 2021.

Disability Unemployment US December 2020

December 2020 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 11.0%       Participation Rate 20.0 %  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 6.3%       Participation Rate 66.6%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 14.1%    Participation Rate 33.8%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is February 5, 2021.

US Disability Unemployment November 2020

November 2020 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 12.3%       Participation Rate 20.4 %  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 6.2%       Participation Rate 66.8%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 13.1%    Participation Rate 34.1%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is January 8, 2021.

September 2020 US Disability Unemployment

September 2020 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 12.5 %       Participation Rate 20.3%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 7.5%       Participation Rate 66.7%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 16.0%    Participation Rate 34.4%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is November 6, 2020.

August 2020 Disability Unemployment Rate

August 2020 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 13.2%       Participation Rate 20.6%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 8.4%       Participation Rate 67.0%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 15.8%    Participation Rate 36.2%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is October  2, 2020.

June 2020 US Disability Unemployment

June 2020 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-1
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 16.5%       Participation Rate 21.0%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 11.0%       Participation Rate 67.1%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 24.5%    Participation Rate 35.4%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is August 7, 2020

May 2020 US Disability Unemployment Rates

May 2020 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-1
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 17.9%       Participation Rate 20.4%  

Persons without a Disability 

Unemployment Rate 12.8%       Participation Rate 66.0%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 30.7%    Participation Rate 32.7%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Next release date is July 2, 2020.

April 2020 Disability Unemployment Rates

April 2020 Disability Unemployment Rates

(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)

Table A-6 and A-2

Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

Persons with a Disability

Unemployment Rate  18.9%   Participation Rate 19.8%

Persons without a Disability

Unemployment Rate 14.3%   Participation Rate 65,2%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 32.2%    Participation Rate 28,1%

LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%

Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability

Next release date 0830, February 1, 2019

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm


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