In December, the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire released its Annual Disability Statistics Compendium, a web-based tool that compiles disability statistics published by various federal agencies. This resource includes disability statistics on employment, income, health care, benefits, and other topics.
Key findings from the 2013 Compendium indicate that the number of people with disabilities in the labor force has been nominally decreasing since 2008 and that currently the participation rate is 20.6%, versus a participation rate of 69.4% among people without disabilities. Among those with a bachelor's degree or higher, the rate is 28.4% for people with disabilities and 76.1% for people without disabilities. Studies also show that the unemployment rate among people with disabilities is 13.4% while the rate among people without disabilities is 7.9%.
The Institute on Disability, which is part of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics, is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Further information is available on the Institute's website.