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.
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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.