Unemployment Soars To New Records In July For Those With Disabilities
Unemployment among people with disabilities continued to climb in July, reaching a record high for the second month in a row, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
In July, people with disabilities faced a 15.1 percent rate of unemployment. That’s the highest level since the government began tracking such data last fall. This is the second month in a row that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities has soared to record levels, with June seeing a 14.3 percent rate.
Meanwhile, there were hopeful signs for the rest of the population. General unemployment remained steady at 9.5 percent, after marking a 26-year high in June. 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.