For people with disabilities, the U.S. job market looked worse in July.
For all U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized people ages 16 and older who happen to have disabilities, the unemployment rate jumped to 14.7 percent in July, up from 13.6 percent in July 2012. In June, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities increased to 14.2 percent, from 13.6 percent.
Women with disabilities seem to be less likely to be engaged in the labor force than they were one year ago. U.S. men with disabilities seem to be putting more effort into getting into and staying in the labor force than they were a year ago, however.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has published this and other data on workers with disabilities in a new civilian population employment status report.
For people with no disabilities, the unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent in July, from 8.4 percent in June 2012.
The percentage of adults ages 16 and over with disabilities who were either working or trying to work fell to 20.3 percent, from 20.7 percent. The participation rate also fell for workers with no disabilities — to 69.7 percent, from 70 percent.
For women with disabilities ages 16 to 64, the unemployment rate rose to 18.7 percent from 17.7 percent and the labor force participation fell to 28.3 percent from 28.7 percent.