UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR DISABLED WANTING TO WORK CONTINUES TO CLIMB

The unemployment rate for those with disabilities grew to 12.5 percent in February, the U.S. Department of Labor said in its monthly report released earlier this month. That’s a rise over the 10.8 percent reported for January.

The shift comes as a greater number of people with disabilities actively sought work, yet fewer were employed. At the same time, however, the economy as a whole added 242,000 jobs and unemployment for the general population remained unchanged at 4.9 percent.

Source for the article: Employment Dips for Those with Disabilities, by Shaun Heasley, Disability Scoop, March 4, 2016