The U.S. job market seemed to get a little easier for people with no disability in August and harder for people with a disability.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate for adults with disabilities increased to 14.1 percent in August, up from 13.9 percent a year earlier.
The unemployment rate for people with disabilities rose as the unemployment rate for people with no disabilities fell to 7.1 percent, from 8 percent.
In some cases, an improving job market can push up the unemployment rate by tempting “discouraged workers” who have been out of the labor force back into the job market.
But the BLS says the labor force participate rate for people with disabilities fell to 20.5 percent in August, from 20.9 percent in 2012.