Record Unemployment Reported For People With Disabilities In June

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, unemployment among people with disabilities reached its highest rate in June since the government began tracking such data.

The rate of unemployment grew to 14.3% in June for people with disabilities. That’s the highest unemployment rate since the government began keeping disability specific employment records. The unemployment rate for the disabled was 14% in February of this year, while in May 2009 unemployment was at 13.7% for this population. The data covers people with disabilities over the age of 16 who do not live in institutions.

Unemployment also rose in June among the rest of the population, reaching 9.5%, a 26-year high.

Source: disabilityscoop