June 26, 2014
In 2013, 17.6 percent of people with a disability were employed. In contrast, the employment–population ratio for those without a disability was 64.0 percent. The employment–population ratio was little changed from 2012 to 2013 for both groups.
|Age||With a disability||With no disability|
16 years and older
16 to 19 years
20 to 24 years
25 to 34 years
35 to 44 years
45 to 54 years
55 to 64 years
65 years and older
The lower employment–population ratio among people with a disability is due, in part, to the large share of people with a disability who were age 65 and older. Older people are less likely to be employed than are people in younger age groups. Across all age groups, however, people with a disability were much less likely to be employed than those with no disability.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment of people with disabilities in 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140626.htm (visited November 30, 2015).
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.