Jobless rates among disabled

This entry originally appeared on my disability blog, I hate stairs.

By Matt Watson

about 80 percent of those with disabilities were not considered to be in the labor force, meaning that they were not employed and were not looking for work. Just 30 percent of people in the general population fell into this same category.

One area that did appear to improve job prospects for workers with disabilities was increased education, the report found. However, even those with advanced degrees lagged behind similarly educated individuals without disabilities when it came to hiring.

Of course, that’s because the system will disown you if you get a job.