Fact Sheet on Employing People with Disabilities

 

Employee with an emotional disability

Editor’s Note:  These facts about employing people with disabilites come from the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.  Exact numbers might have changed since these figures were compiled a few years ago:

There are 31.1 million working-age (15-64) people with disabilities. Employment can be clearly ruled out for only about 160,000 based on Survey of Income and Program The employment rate for people with non-severe disabilities is 74% and 75% among people without disabilities The employment rate for people with severe disabilities is 25% If the employment rate of people with disabilities were equal to

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