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Table 5. Persons with a disability who received career assistance in the past 5 years by current employment status, prior work experience, and age, May 2012

Table 5. Persons with a disability who received career assistance in the past 5 years by current employment status, prior work experience, and age, May 2012
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Persons
with a
disability
Received career assistance(1)
Number Percent of
persons
with a
disability

Persons with a disability

Total, 16 years and over

28,308 2,104 7.4

Employed

5,162 575 11.1

Unemployed

758 202 26.7

Not in the labor force

22,389 1,327 5.9

Previously worked

19,631 1,145 5.8

Never worked(2)

2,758 182 6.6

Total, 16 to 64 years

15,445 1,852 12.0

Employed

4,350 544 12.5

Unemployed

680 193 28.4

Not in the labor force

10,415 1,115 10.7

Previously worked

8,029 935 11.7

Never worked(2)

2,387 180 7.5

Total, 65 years and over

12,863 252 2.0

Employed

812 32 3.9

Unemployed

77 9 11.8

Not in the labor force

11,974 212 1.8

Previously worked

11,602 210 1.8

Never worked(2)

371 2 0.5

Footnotes
(1) Career assistance programs include: Vocational Rehabilitation Centers, One-Stop Career Centers, Ticket to Work program, Assistive Technology Act program, Center for Independent Living for individuals with disabilities, Client Assistance Program, and other.
(2) 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.

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Last Modified Date: April 24, 2013
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