Record Unemployment Reported For People With Disabilities In June
Unemployment among people with disabilities reached its highest rate in June since the government began tracking such data, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The rate of unemployment grew to 14.3 percent in June for people with disabilities. That’s the highest unemployment rate since the government began keeping disability specific employment records in October 2008. The highest rate previously seen was 14 percent in February. However, in May, unemployment was at 13.7 percent for this population.
Meanwhile, unemployment also rose in June among the rest of the population, reaching 9.5 percent, a 26-year high. These numbers are not seasonally adjusted.
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The Department of Labor began tracking employment for people with disabilities in October 2008. The data covers people with disabilities over the age of 16 who do not live in institutions. The first employment report specific to this population was made available in February. Now, reports are released monthly.