November 2018 US Disability Unemployment

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November 2018 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

 

Persons with a Disability

Unemployment Rate 7.7%       Participation Rate 21.1%

Persons without a Disability

Unemployment Rate 3.3%       Participation Rate 66.2%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 12.0 %    Participation Rate 33.5%

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

Next release date 0830, January 4, 2019

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

Website Accessibility – WordCamp Atlanta 2018

WordCamp Atlanta was held in Atlanta on April 2018. The recorded presentations are now being posted.

One of the presentations was from Kim Camp Smalley.  She provided an overview of the current US laws and standards regarding web accessibility, techniques and tools to evaluate a WordPress site for accessibility and how to identify the limitations of automated evaluations.

Summary:

The number of companies facing legal action for inaccessible websites is on the rise. Inaccessible websites and digital content can limit access to users with disabilities. WordPress users can employ web accessibility evaluation tools to help determine if their content is accessible to users with disabilities. This session will provide an overview of several WordPress plugins, web-based tools, and accessibility resources. Designers, developers, and content creators can utilize these tools to evaluate websites against recognized guidelines and create a better user experience.

The video and a link to download her slides can be found here.

Evaluating The Accessibility Of Websites

May US Disability Unemployment Rates

May 2018 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

 

Persons with a Disability

Unemployment Rate 7.0%       Participation Rate 20.1%

Persons without a Disability

Unemployment Rate 3.4%       Participation Rate 68.6%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 11.7%    Participation Rate 34.0%

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

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April 2018 US Disability Unemployment

April 2018 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

 

Persons with a Disability

Unemployment Rate 8.0%       Participation Rate 19.2%

Persons without a Disability

Unemployment Rate 3.5%       Participation Rate 65.9%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 11.7%    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

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March 2018 US Unemployment Disability Rates

March 2018 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)

Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

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Persons with a Disability

Unemployment Rate 19.7%       Participation Rate 21.5%

Persons without a Disability

Unemployment Rate 4.0%       Participation Rate 68.4%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 12.8%    Participation Rate 33.4%

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

February 2018 US Disability Employment Rate

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February 2018 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

 

Persons with a Disability

Unemployment Rate 8.6%       Participation Rate 20.7%

Persons without a Disability

Unemployment Rate 4.2%       Participation Rate 68.4%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 14.7%    Participation Rate 33.7%

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

US Employment Situation Release Dates

 

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The BLS always announces release dates for all of the regular economic data series being produced a year ahead of time.

The Employment Situation is no exception.  The data release usually falls on the first Friday of the month at 8:30 AM.  The Bureau is fairly rigorous about the release date, even providing the data during weather shutdowns.

The release dates for 2018 are below.

Schedule of Releases for the Employment Situation

Reference Month Release Date Release Time
October 2017 Nov. 03, 2017 08:30 AM
November 2017 Dec. 08, 2017 08:30 AM
December 2017 Jan. 05, 2018 08:30 AM
January 2018 Feb. 02, 2018 08:30 AM
February 2018 Mar. 09, 2018 08:30 AM
March 2018 Apr. 06, 2018 08:30 AM
April 2018 May 04, 2018 08:30 AM
May 2018 Jun. 01, 2018 08:30 AM
June 2018 Jul. 06, 2018 08:30 AM
July 2018 Aug. 03, 2018 08:30 AM
August 2018 Sep. 07, 2018 08:30 AM
September 2018 Oct. 05, 2018 08:30 AM
October 2018 Nov. 02, 2018 08:30 AM
November 2018 Dec. 07, 2018 08:30 AM

 

 

2017 Annual Report on Disability Statistics in the United States.

More than you ever wanted to know about disability statistics but an important reference.  The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics has just released their 2017 Annual Report on Disability Statistics in the United States.

Because of the time lag in compiling the data, the data are based on 2016 data.

Quick Takeaways from the release:

In 2016, 20,761,092 individuals with disabilities ages 18 to 64 years were living in the community.
Of those, 7,461,001 were employed—35.9 percent (74.1 percent were NOT employed).

176,005,194 individuals without disabilities ages 18 to 64 years living in the community.
Of these, 135,089,199 individuals were employed—76.8 percent (33.2 percent were NOT employed)

The percentage of people with disabilities employed was highest in North Dakota (54.0 percent) and lowest in West Virginia (27.4 percent).

The PDF file and links to accessible HTML pages can be found on their website by following this link:

https://disabilitycompendium.org/

 

January 2018 US Disability Unemployment Rates

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January 2018  US Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL

 

Persons with a Disability

Unemployment Rate 8.8%       Participation Rate 20.4%

Persons without a Disability

Unemployment Rate 4.3%       Participation Rate 67.8%

Teenage

Unemployment Rate 14.6%    Participation Rate 32.8%

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

US Disability Unemployment Rate November 2017

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Data are all NOT Seasonally Adjusted

November 2017

 

3.7% Unemployment No Disability

8.5% Disability Unemployment

31.7% Not in Labor Force – No Disability

79.2% Not in Labor Force – With Disability

15.7% Teenage Unemployment Rate

 

November 2016

 

4.2% Unemployment No Disability

10.0% Disability Unemployment

31.6% Not in Labor Force – No Disability

80.0% Not in Labor Force – With Disability

14.6% Teenage Unemployment Rate

 

Tables A-1 and A-6 Bureau of Labor Statistics (Not Seasonally Adjusted)

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t06.htm

15-20% Persons with Learning Disability

Up to 50% of the Prison Population has a Learning Disability

Next Release Date January 8, 2018, at08:30 AM EDT.