Workforce Development for People with Disabilities
An estimated 54 million Americans live with a disability. The majority of adults with disabilities are either unemployed or underemployed—despite their ability, desire, and willingness to work in the community and contribute to the economy. People with disabilities bring valuable skills to the workforce, and hiring them benefits the business community and employees alike.
As such, people with disabilities are a key factor in states' ability to build strong, inclusive workforces that translate into economic success. Moving the needle on this critical workforce issue requires strong public policy at the state level that addresses systemic number of key areas.
Presented below are data and statistics about workforce development for people with disabilities.