EAST HANOVER, N.J. – January 6, 2023 – A relentless effort to cool the economy kept finding jobs in December, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE) published by Kessler. It had no effect on job seekers with disabilities. Foundation and the University of New Hampshire Disability Institute (UNH-IOD). However, employment numbers for people without disabilities remained flat. This may indicate that they are disproportionately affected by measures aimed at curbing inflation.
nTIDE count by month (Nov 2022 vs Dec 2022)
Employment of persons with disabilities (ages 16-64) as a percentage of the population increased from 36.5% in November to 37.0% in December, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Report released today (up 1.4%). or 0.5 percentage points). In contrast, the employment rate for people without disabilities (ages 16-64) remained unchanged at 74.4%. A key metric, the employment-to-population ratio, reflects the ratio of workers to the total population (number of workers divided by total population multiplied by 100).
Dr. John O’Neill, director of the Kessler Foundation’s Center for Employment and Disability Studies, said, “The employment-to-population ratio of people with disabilities continues to soar, building on the gains of the past four months.” , important given that people without disabilities continue to underperform in the labor market.”
The findings were similar for the labor force participation rate in December. The labor force participation rate for persons with disabilities (ages 16 to 64) rose slightly from 38.8% in November to 39.0% in December (up 0.2% or 0.2 percentage points). The labor force participation rate for people without disabilities (ages 16-64) remained unchanged at 76.9%.
“People with disabilities looking for work are finding jobs, as evidenced by the rising employment-to-population ratio and stable labor force participation rate,” said UNH-IOD Professor of Economics and Head of Research. said Dr. Andrew Houtenville. .
Curious about why people with disabilities are better than people without disabilities? Watch the nTIDE Lunch & Learning webinar on January 20, 2023. An expert analyzes her 2022 trends in his nTIDE Year in Review. Register here: https://unh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lft8fgPjRumXWG-F9sC0gQ
Doctor. Houtenville and O’Neill refer to the latest employment study comparing 2017 and his 2022 workplace to reveal improvements in hiring, hiring, accommodating and retaining employees with disabilities. Details: 2022 National Employment and Disability Survey: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Supervisors’ Perspective.
Year-over-year nTIDE numbers (Dec 2021 vs Dec 2022)
As of the end of 2022, employment numbers continue to show continued strength in disability. The employment rate of persons with disabilities (ages 16-64) to the population increased from 33.6% in December to 37.0% in December (up 10.1% or 3.4 percentage points). For people without disabilities (ages 16-64), the employment-to-population ratio also rose from 73.9% in December to 74.4% in December (up 0.7% or 0.5 percentage points).
Similarly, the labor force participation rate for persons with disabilities (ages 16-64) rose from 36.7% in December to 39% in December (up 6.3% or 2.3 percentage points). The labor force participation rate for people without disabilities (ages 16-64) also rose from 76.6% in December to 76.9% in December (up 0.4% or 0.3 percentage points).
In December, among workers ages 16 to 64, 6,050,000 workers with disabilities accounted for 4.1% of the total US workforce of 148.052 million.
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Each nTIDE release is followed by nTIDE Lunch & Learn Online Webinars. Hosted via Zoom webinar, this live broadcast will provide attendees with a Q&A on the latest nTIDE findings, provide news and updates from the field, and invite panelists to discuss current disability-related findings. and discuss the event. On January 6, 2023, at 12:00 pm ET, she was joined by her Drs, Felicia M. Nurmsen, her Director of Managing Employer Services for the National Organization for Disabled People. O’Neill and Houtenville, and Denise Rozell, policy strategists at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Join us for a live Lunch & Learn or visit her nTIDE archive at ResearchonDisability.org/nTIDE.
Note: nTIDE’s stats are based on, but not identical to, Bureau of Labor Statistics figures. Customized by UNH, it combines statistics for men and women of working age (16-64 years). nTIDE is funded in part by grants from the National Institute for Disabilities, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) (90RT5037) and the Kessler Foundation.
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