Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 37. Employment status of persons with disabilities by sex and age, 2009 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Employment status and age Total Women Men
TOTAL, 16 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

26,981 14,797 12,184

Civilian labor force

6,050 2,829 3,221

Participation rate

22.4 19.1 26.4

Employed

5,174 2,439 2,735

Employment-population ratio

19.2 16.5 22.4

Unemployed

876 390 486

Unemployment rate

14.5 13.8 15.1

Not in labor force

20,931 11,968 8,963
16 to 64 years

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,845 7,611 7,234

Civilian labor force

5,220 2,475 2,745

Participation rate

35.2 32.5 37.9

Employed

4,406 2,112 2,294

Employment-population ratio

29.7 27.7 31.7

Unemployed

814 364 451

Unemployment rate

15.6 14.7 16.4

Not in labor force

9,625 5,136 4,489
65 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

12,136 7,185 4,950

Civilian labor force

830 353 476

Participation rate

6.8 4.9 9.6

Employed

768 327 441

Employment-population ratio

6.3 4.6 8.9

Unemployed

61 26 35

Unemployment rate

7.4 7.3 7.4

Not in labor force

11,306 6,832 4,474
NOTE: A person with a disability has at least one of the following conditions: is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing; is blind or has seriouis difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses; has serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition; has seious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; has difficulty dressing or bathing; or has difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011

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