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Jobs Report Shows Little Change For People With Disabilities

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As the economy added 165,000 jobs last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday that the employment situation remained largely unchanged for Americans with disabilities.

The unemployment rate in April stood at 12.9 percent for those with disabilities, down just slightly from 13 percent the month prior.

Meanwhile, the jobless rate for the general population dipped to 7.5 percent, down from 7.6 percent in March, reaching a four-year low.

The Labor Department began tracking employment among people with disabilities in October 2008. There is not yet enough data compiled to establish seasonal trends among this population, so statistics for this group are not seasonally adjusted.

Data on people with disabilities covers those over the age of 16 who do not live in institutions. The first employment report specific to this population was made available in February 2009. Now, reports are released monthly.

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  1. Linda Silverstein says:

    This is why I am so depressed. I have 2 masters’ and I had my own business. I’m really good at what I do- now my lifestyle sucks & I am 100% SAD & MISERABLE!!!!!.

  2. Sue says:

    Linda, I am really sorry to see you write such things about yourself. I do hope you can find something positive from the life that is in front of you. Wishing you only the best, S.

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