nTIDE March 2022 Jobs Report – Job numbers exceed historic highs for six months for people with disabilities

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In the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Jobs Report released Friday, the employment-to-population ratio for working-age people with disabilities increased from 33.1 percent in February to 34.1 percent in March 2022 (up 3.0 percent or 1.0 percentage points). For working-age people without disabilities, the employment-to-population ratio increased slightly from 73.8 percent in February to 74.5 percent in March 2022 (up 0.9 percent or 0.7 percentage points). The employment-to-population ratio, a key indicator, reflects the percentage of people who are working relative to the total population (the number of people working divided by the number of people in the total population multiplied by 100). 
“It’s significant that the major economic indicators have remained above historic highs for people with disabilities over the last six months,” said John O’Neill, PhD, director of the Center for Employment and Disability Research at Kessler Foundation. “This trend contrasts sharply with what we saw after the Great Recession when people with disabilities lagged people without disabilities for several years.” 

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