More U.S. women with disabilities may be giving up on the hope of getting a decent, on-the-books job.
For all U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized people ages 16 and older who happen to have disabilities, the unemployment rate increased to 14.2 percent in June, up from 13.3 percent in June 2012.
The employment-to-population ratio for those people fell slightly, to 17.4 percent, from 17.7 percent.
The shifts were much more dramatic for women ages 16 to 64 who have disabilities.
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The employment-to-population rate for women with disabilities fell to 23.4 percent for those women, from 25.1 percent, and their unemployment rate soared to 17.7 percent, from 15.4 percent.
The unemployment rate for all U.S. workers ages 16 and older fell to 7.6 percent, from 8.2 percent, over that same period.