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Section 2: Work Disability and the Labor Force

Disability has a large impact on participation in the labor force. Although many people with disabilities are not employed at all, many do participate in the labor force. That is, they are working or are looking for work. While Section 1 presented information on the overall population of people with disabilities, this section focuses on people with disabilities who participate in the labor force. In particular, we examine the patterns of work, types of employment, and earnings of people with disabilities who are in the labor force.

Data on labor force participation by state, age, gender, race and ethnicity and education are also presented.

Topic Questions:

2.1. How does employment status differ for people with different disabilities or functional limitations?

2.2. How many people with a work disability are in the labor force?

2.3. Does labor force participation of people with a work disability differ by gender?

2.4. How do labor force participation rates compare over time, for men and women with and without activity limitations?

2.5. Does labor force participation of people with a work disability differ by education?

2.6. Does labor force participation of people with a work disability differ by age?

2.7. What occupations are held by people with a work disability who are employed?

2.8. Do the states differ in the percentage of people with a work disability who are working?

2.9. How many working-age people with disabilities say they would like to work?