Did You Know?
For the first time in months, two major economic indicators showed positive results this April for people with disabilities. In the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Jobs Report released Friday, May 6, the employment-to-population ratio for working-age people with disabilities increased from 27.0 percent in April 2015 to 27.9 percent in April 2016 (up 3.3 percent; 0.9 percentage points). For working-age people without disabilities, the employment-to-population ratio increased only slightly, from 72.2 percent in April 2015 to 72.6 percent in April 2016 (up 0.6 percent; 0.4 percentage points). The employment-to-population ratio, a key indicator, reflects the percentage of people who are working relative to the total population (the number of people working divided by the number of people in the total population multiplied by 100).
To learn more about these trends, join the Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation and Research Training Center the first Friday of every month for the brand new nTIDE Lunch & Learn Webinar.
These webinars come on the same day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its monthly Jobs Report. The National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Report looks into the numbers as they relate to people with disabilities.
In addition to a discussion on the most recent findings and long-time trends, the webinar will include news and updates from the field of Disability Employment, as well as guest presentations each month that will look at current disability-related research, programs, and initiatives.
Archived copies of the webinar can be found online where you can download transcripts, video, audio, and presentations. The series is done in partnership with the Kessler Foundation and the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD).
Upcoming presentations include: Chai Feldblum, Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner, in June, and Allison Wohl, Executive Director of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)
Learn more about the Webinars and register for upcoming sessions at www.researchondisability.org/ntide. You can also follow along with the conversation online at #nTIDELearn.