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Table 4. Persons with a disability who were not in the labor force by sex, age, educational attainment, and prior work experience, May 2012

Table 4. Persons with a disability who were not in the labor force by sex, age, educational attainment, and prior work experience, May 2012
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Not in the labor force Percent distribution
Total Previously
worked
Never
worked(1)
Total Previously
worked
Never
worked(1)

PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY

Total, 16 years and over

22,389 19,631 2,758 100.0 87.7 12.3

Men

9,606 8,390 1,216 100.0 87.3 12.7

Women

12,783 11,241 1,542 100.0 87.9 12.1

Age

16 to 64 years

10,415 8,029 2,387 100.0 77.1 22.9

16 to 24 years

962 203 759 100.0 21.1 78.9

25 to 34 years

955 612 342 100.0 64.1 35.9

35 to 44 years

1,301 1,034 267 100.0 79.5 20.5

45 to 54 years

2,898 2,364 534 100.0 81.6 18.4

55 to 64 years

4,299 3,816 484 100.0 88.8 11.2

65 years and over

11,974 11,602 371 100.0 96.9 3.1

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

21,427 19,428 1,999 100.0 90.7 9.3

Less than a high school diploma

5,737 4,862 875 100.0 84.7 15.3

High school graduates, no college(2)

7,866 7,112 754 100.0 90.4 9.6

Some college or associate degree

4,986 4,703 283 100.0 94.3 5.7

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

2,838 2,751 87 100.0 96.9 3.1

Footnotes
(1) This estimate does not represent all persons with a disability who have never worked. It excludes a small number of unemployed persons who have never worked before.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

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Last Modified Date: April 24, 2013
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